NEW YORK – Earlier this evening, Hawks Talon Gaming Club, the affiliate team of the Atlanta Hawks, made four picks in the 2020 NBA 2K League Draft at Terminal 5 in New York City. NBA great Steve Smith (Hawks 1994-99) announced the team’s first-round and second-round selections.
To start off the night, the club chose Lee (Lee Lamb) in the first round with the 16th overall pick. Following that, the team selected Kel (Mykel Wilson) with the 38th overall pick in the second round. After that, followTHEGOD (Kwan Larry Niblack Jr) was chosen with the 46th overall pick in the third round. Rounding out the group was Atlanta native Arkele (Derrion Elmore) who was selected 62nd overall as the team’s fourth-round pick.
“We are thrilled with our selections from tonight’s draft,” said Hawks Talon Head Coach and General Manager Wesley Acuff. “Going into this draft, we looked for players to complement the elite skillsets of both Bp and Stylez, and we are confident in our decisions. We look forward to these players helping us develop a winning culture this upcoming season.”
The four draft picks join a roster that already includes both the third and fourth overall picks from last year’s NBA 2K League Draft. Bp (Michael Diaz), who was named one of five finalists for the 2019 Intel Performance NBA 2K League Most Valuable Player Award, was acquired in a trade with Kings Guard Gaming, the affiliate of the Sacramento Kings. MrStylez (Andrew Valle) was retained by Hawks Talon GC after being acquired in a mid-season trade with Pistons GT, the affiliate of the Detroit Pistons.
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