The 2021 NBA 2K League Draft was held virtually on Saturday and livestreamed on the NBA 2K League’s Twitch and YouTube channels. During the four-round draft, the 23 NBA 2K League teams selected 63 players to complete their six-person rosters ahead of the league’s fourth season, which will tip off this spring.
With the No. 1 overall pick, Lakers Gaming selected Arshia “Krazy” Karimi of Dallas, Texas. Pacers Gaming selected Enrique “630” Xavier Barraza of Aurora, Illinois with the second pick. With the third pick, Warriors Gaming Squad chose Veron “Hezi” Coates of Queens, New York.
Alaina “DjLayyy” Haney of St. Louis, Missouri was selected 28th overall by Celtics Crossover Gaming, and Ziah “ziah” Minor of Washington, D.C. was selected 52nd overall by Mavs Gaming, becoming the second and third women, respectively, to be drafted in the NBA 2K League. In 2019, Chiquita “Chiquita” Evans was selected 56th overall by Warriors Gaming Squad.
Five international players from four countries were selected, including the first-ever NBA 2K League players from Australia and Spain: “Faiz3752” Faiz (Canada; 33rd overall to Nets GC), Mario “avemario32” Ortega Ariza (Spain; 41st overall to Cavs Legion GC), Jamie “vGooner-” Bull (U.K.; 43rd overall to Heat Check Gaming), Harsimran “Dhuggzz” Dhugga (Canada; 53rd overall to Hornets Venom GT) and Meason “xMiLo—” Camille (Australia; 62nd overall to Pistons GT).