NEW YORK – The 2023 NBA 2K League Draft was held Thursday at Coexist Gaming in New York City and livestreamed on the NBA 2K League’s Twitchand YouTube channels. During the three-round draft, the 25 NBA 2K League teams selected 47 players to complete their five-person rosters ahead of the league’s 2023 season.
With the No. 1 overall pick, Hawks Talon GC selected MarkDavid “Glizzy” Smith of Chicago. Nets GC selected Tariq “Greens” Reed of Brooklyn, NY with the second pick. With the third pick, Lakers Gaming chose Ryan “Spam1of1” Harris of Virginia.
The 2023 draft pool consisted of 200 players. In addition to unretained players from last season, the draft pool also included players who earned draft eligibility through the NBA 2K League Become a Pro Series or the NBA 2K League Draft Prospect Series, select competitors from the NBA 2K League’s APAC, Australian and European Invitationals, and high-performing players in the 2K community as determined by league and team officials.
The NBA 2K League will announce additional information related to the 2023 season in the coming weeks, including season structure, schedule and location, and prize pool.