March 5, 2019
Wizards District Gaming Selects Four Players in 2019 NBA 2K League Draft
Wiz DG selects USERPICK and PaulB and brings back ReeseDaGod23 and xGREATxGILLY13 Tuesday at Barclays Center
BROOKLYN, NY – Wizards District Gaming selected four players in the 2019 NBA 2K League Draft Tuesday at Barclays Center.
Wizards DG picked up USERPICK (Michael Albiter) with the 34th overall selection of the draft before taking PaulB (Paul Bradford) No. 48 overall. The team then used its 54th and 68th picks on unretained players ReeseDaGod 23 (Maurice Delaney) and xGREATxGILLY13 (Isaac Gilton), respectively.
“We’re incredibly excited to welcome USERPICK and PaulB to D.C. and are thrilled to have both ReeseDaGod23 and xGREATxGILLY13 returning for another season,” Grant Paranjape, Director of Esports at Monumental Sports & Entertainment, said. “We believe we’ve found a great combination of top-tier talent and complimenting personalities and can’t wait to compete for the NBA 2K League season two title.”
The players in today’s draft were selected from a pool of 198 draftees, which consisted of 144 new players who were selected by the league following an extensive tryout process, six players from the league’s first-ever APAC Invitational, and 48 unretained players from the inaugural season. With the addition of four expansion teams in the NBA 2K League’s second season, the league’s 21 franchises now include a total of 126 players.
Wizards DG acquired power forward Dayfri (Ryan Conger) from Mavs Gaming for its 2019 first-round draft pick (14th overall pick) in late September. He joins Wizards DG’s top pick from a year ago, point guard Demon JT (Johnathon Fields), on this year’s squad.
Wizards District Gaming 2019 Draft Class
Second Round – 34th pick – USERPICK – Michael Albiter – Dallas, Texas – F
Third Round – 48th pick – PaulB – Paul Bradford – Tuscaloosa, Ala. – F
Third Round – 54th pick – ReeseDaGod23 – Maurice Delaney – Chicago, Ill. – G
Fourth Round – 68th pick – xGREATxGILLY13 – Isaac Gilton – F/C
The 2019 NBA 2K League season will kick off April 2. Fans can follow Wizards DG on Twitter (@WizardsDG), Facebook (WizardsDG) and Instagram (@wizardsdg).
About Wizards District Gaming:
Wizards District Gaming is part of the NBA 2K League, a professional esports league co-founded by the NBA and Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTWO). Launching in 2018, the league features the best NBA 2K players in the world. Wizards DG consists of six gamers who compete as unique characters in 5-on-5 play against 20 other teams in a mix of regular-season games, tournaments and playoffs. The team trains at the MedStar Wizards District Gaming Studio located in downtown Washington, D.C. and competes at the NBA 2K League Studios in Long Island City, NY. For more information about Wizards District Gaming, visit http://www.wizardsdg.com/.
As the season quickly approaches make sure to follow us for all things District Gaming as well as the rest of the league. The journey to bring D.C. a championship will be exciting and this team will word hard to get it done. Follow Jordan Cardoso our District Gaming blogger @Jordan__2K and our site @NutsAndBoltsSP