Cavs Legion Gaming Club (GC) Select Six Players at Inaugural NBA 2K League Draft
Team Selects Point Guard “Hood Is Glitchy”
(Brandon Caicedo) in First Round at #16 Overall
Cavs Legion Gaming Club (GC) has assembled their first player roster in franchise history. The team selected six players in six rounds of the inaugural NBA 2K League Draft on Wednesday at the Hulu Theater inside Madison Square Garden in New York City. In the first round with the 16th overall pick, the team selected point guard Brandon Caicedo aka “Hood is Glitchy” (his gamertag) from Weston, Florida.
The 2018 Cavs Legion team roster features one player for each position (point guard, shooting guard, small forward, power forward and center) and one reserve player.
FIRST ROUND (16th overall):
- Name: Brandon Caicedo
Position: Point Guard
Gamertag: Hood is Glitchy
NBA 2K League Combine Stats Average: 24.6 points, 12.2 assists, 1.8 rebounds
Twitter Handle: @HoodBC_
Hometown: Weston, Florida
A devoted, veteran point guard who shoots well from behind the line.
SECOND ROUND (19th overall):
- Name: Gerald “Jerry” Knapp
NBA 2K League Combine Stats Average: 38.2 points, 15.2 rebounds, 2.8 assists
Twitter Handle: @Sick_x_973
Hometown: Verona, New Jersey
A high scoring center who will play hard from tip to the final second of the game.
THIRD ROUND (50th overall):
- Name: Marcus Glenn
Position: Small Forward
NBA 2K League Combine Stats Average: 30.0 points, 5.4 rebounds, 4.3 assists
Twitter Handle: @godddof2K
Hometown: Marion, Ohio
A masterful scorer at the small forward position that leads by example.
FOURTH ROUND (53rd overall):
- Name: Brandon Raudenbush
Position: Shooting Guard
Gamertag: iBall x ToXsik
NBA 2K League Combine Stats Average: 29.0 points, 4.4 assists, 1.2 rebounds
Twitter Handle: @ToXsiK_BANGS
Hometown: Miami, Florida
A shooting guard with a potent long-range shot and sneaky good handles.
FIFTH ROUND (84th overall):
- Name: Christopher Anderson
Position: Power Forward
NBA 2K League Combine Stats Average: 26.2 points, 13.2 rebounds, 3.5 assists
Twitter Handle: @TURNUPDEFENSE
Hometown: Las Vegas, Nevada
A tenacious defensive presence committed to making his teammates better.
SIXTH ROUND (87th overall):
- Name: Christopher Tracey
Position: Point Guard
Gamertag: Savage Do Werk
NBA 2K League Combine Stats Average: 20.2 points, 12.3 assists, 1.5 rebounds
Twitter Handle: @SavageDoWerk
Hometown: Queens, New York
A slashing playmaker point guard who’s a humble hero and will be a leader on the team.
“This is a monumental day for Cavs Legion GC. We couldn’t be more excited about the individuals that we have drafted and the makeup of our team,” said Anthony Muraco, Cavs Legion GM. “Each player is not only extremely talented at NBA 2K, but also brings a unique skillset to the game. Greater than that though, we drafted six players who are committed to the game and possess the positive mental attitude to help lay the foundation for Cavs Legion GC in our inaugural season. We can’t wait to welcome them to Cleveland and get to work.”
The NBA 2K League, a joint venture between the NBA and Take-Two Interactive, is a professional esports league featuring the best 2K players in the world. The teams will live in each respective market during the season and play the game using unique characters. The games will be played in a central studio throughout the season.
Esports are rapidly growing in popularity throughout the U.S. and globally, with the industry expected to reach an audience of 385 million in 2017 and grow to a $1.5 billion industry in the next three years, according to market intelligence firm Newzoo.
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About the NBA 2K League
The NBA 2K League is a professional esports league co-founded by the NBA and Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTWO). Launching in 2018, the league will feature the best 102 NBA 2K players in the world. Each of the league’s 17 teams will have six players to compete as unique characters in 5-on-5 play against the other teams in a mix of regular-season games, tournaments and playoffs. The league hosted tryouts in early 2018, followed by a draft in April and the season tip-off in May. For more information about the NBA 2K League, visit www.NBA2KLeague.com.