Grizz Gaming selects six gamers in inaugural NBA 2K League Draft

Team Selects Larell Mitchell (Winner_Stayz_On) in First Round

Grizz Gaming, the NBA 2K League team of the Memphis Grizzlies presented by America’s Navy, today selected six gamers in the inaugural NBA 2K League Draft. Point guard Larell Mitchell (Winner_Stayz_On), a Richmond, Va. native, became the first player in Grizz Gaming history when the team selected him 15th overall in the first round.

The team also selected center Mehyar Ahmed-Hassan (AuthenticAfrican), who became the first international player drafted in the league’s history, in the second round (20th overall), shooting guard Troy Minott II (AyeTHREAT) in the third round (49th overall), small forward Antonio Saldivar (Universal Phenom) in the fourth round (54th overall), power forward Bono Nikolic (PHENOM vv) in the fifth round (83rd overall) and small forward Daniel Davis (DDouble2K) in the sixth round (88th overall).

RoundNamePosState/CountryGamertagTwitter Handle
1Larell MitchellPGVirginia/USAWinner_Stayz_On@Winner_Stayz_On
2Mehyar Ahmed-HassanCOntario/CanadaAuthenticAfrican@AuthenticAfr
3Troy Minott IISGFlorida/USAAyeTHREAT@uHThreaT
4Antonio SaldivarSFArizona/USAUniversal Phenom@UniversalPhe2K
5Bono NikolicPFIllinois/USAPHENOM vv@BonoNikolic
6Daniel DavisSFMaryland/USADDouble2K@Ddouble2K

Fans can visit the team’s microsite, grizzgaming.com, for all news, updates and happenings regarding the team. Additionally, fans can follow @grizzgaming on Twitter and Instagram, as well as GrizzliesGaming on Facebook and Snapchat to follow along with the team’s inaugural season.

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 NBA 2K players in the world. Each of the league’s 17 teams will draft 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 inaugural NBA 2K League season tips off in May. For more information about the NBA 2K League, visit www.NBA2KLeague.com.