Cavs Legion Gaming Club (GC) Completes 2019 Roster with Three Selections at NBA 2K League Draft

 

 

 

 

Cavs Legion Gaming Club (GC), the NBA 2K League affiliate of the Cleveland Cavaliers, selected three players in four rounds of the 2019 NBA 2K League Draft on Tuesday night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York to complete their six-player roster for the upcoming 2019 season. With their first-round pick at #18 overall, the team selected Point Guard Cody Hart “LykaPro” from New Jersey. Hart played for Warriors Gaming in the inaugural season of the NBA 2K League.

 

Hart, as well as the two other draftees, join returning Cavs Legion players Marcus “Godddof2K” Glenn and Jerry “Sick x 973” Knapp, who were both retained by the team after the inaugural season. Rounding out the six-player roster is Tim “oLARRY” Anselimo, who the team selected with the third overall pick in the league’s first-ever expansion draft. The expansion draft pick was acquired from T-Wolves Gaming in September.

 

Cavs Legion had a first-round pick (18th overall), a third-round pick (51st overall) and fourth-round pick (71st overall) in the four-round draft. The team’s second-round pick was used earlier this offseason in exchange for the rights to retain Glenn aka “Godddof2K.”

 

 

 

FIRST ROUND (18th overall):

Name: Cody Hart
Position: Guard
Gamertag: LykaPro
NBA 2K League Season 1 Stats Average (Warriors Gaming): 12.3 PPG, 6.4 APG, 1.7 SPG
Twitter Handle: @LykaPro2K
Home State: New Jersey
“A skillful and motivated guard who contributes across the board.”

 

THIRD ROUND (51st overall):

Name: Jaime Morales
Position: Guard
Gamertag: xStrainer
NBA 2K League Combine Stats Average: 31.7 PPG, 13.6 APG, 1.5 SPG
Twitter Handle: @xStrainer
Home State: Texas
“A charismatic and top performing guard who wins games.”

 

FOURTH ROUND (71st overall):

Name: Christopher Tracey
Position: Guard
Gamertag: SavageDoWerk
NBA 2K League Season 1 Average (Cavs Legion): 14.6 PPG, 7.9 APG, 1.7 SPG
Twitter Handle: @SavageDoWerk
Home State: New York

“High basketball IQ and a knack for scoring make Savage a great fit for any team at guard.”

 

“Marcus, Jerry and Tim make up one of the best frontcourts in the league, so our strategy going into the draft was to select players who compliment them in the backcourt with a high basketball IQ and score-first mentality,” said Anthony Muraco, Cavs Legion GM. “Greater than that though, it was crucial to draft players of high-character who are committed to their teammates, the game and perfecting their craft. We believe we accomplished all of this today by selecting Cody, Jaime,   as well as Chris who we’re thrilled to have back in Cleveland. We look forward to these guys establishing themselves as pillars within our team as we continue to pursue the ultimate goal of winning an NBA 2K League championship.

 

The draft pool featured 198 total players, including 22 international players from nine different countries. The pool comprised players who qualified through the NBA 2K League combine, unretained players from season one, and players selected by the league from the Asia-Pacific Invitational tournament in Hong Kong.

 

The 18-week 2019 NBA 2K League season will begin on Tuesday, April 2, with THE TIPOFF, and will run through the 2019 NBA 2K League Finals in early August. All regular-season games will be played at the NBA 2K League Studio Powered by Intel in Long Island City, N.Y., and will be livestreamed on Twitch. In addition to weekly-matchups, the NBA 2K League will award $1.2 million in prize money across the three in-season tournaments and playoffs.

 

Official Cavs Legion merchandise is on-sale now at the online Cavs Legion team store. Fans can shop, as well as check out the Cavs Legion schedule, standings, official photos and videos, and more at CavsLegion.com, as well as on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube @CavsLegionGC.  #LikeNoOther

 

About Cavs Legion GC
Cavs Legion Gaming Club (GC) is the Cleveland Cavaliers affiliate in the NBA 2K League co-founded by the NBA and Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. The NBA 2K League is the first official esports league operated by a U.S. professional sports league and features the best NBA 2K players in the world. Each team in the league lives in their home market during the season and compete each week at the NBA 2K League Studio in New York City in regular season and tournament games that are streamed across the world on Twitch (tv/nba2kleague). Cavs Legion finished as the third best team in the league in its inaugural season. Learn more at CavsLegion.com and follow the team on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Twitch @CavsLegionGC.