ATLANTA – Earlier this evening, Hawks Talon Gaming Club, the affiliate team of the Atlanta Hawks, made three picks in the 2021 NBA 2K League Draft which was held virtually this year and streamed on the NBA 2K League’s Twitch and YouTube channels. As part of the draft, Grammy® award-winning, multi-platinum rapper 2 Chainz and RIAA-certified gold rapper Mulatto announced the club’s selections.
To start off the night, the club chose CEEZ (Caesar Martinez) in the first round with the 11th overall pick. After that, the team selected FAKIEE (Thomas Batts) with the 34th overall pick in the second round. To conclude, the team chose SWANN (Mike Swanegan) who was selected 48th overall as the team’s third-round pick.
“We are excited to welcome CEEZ, FAKIEE and SWANN to the team,” said Hawks Talon Head Coach Wesley Acuff. “Going into this draft, we looked for players who would help us in elevating the play of BP, KEL and LEE, and we are very confident that each of these players will work hard and bring their best for our club this upcoming season.”
The three draft picks join a roster that already includes BP (Michael Diaz-Cruz), who was named one of five finalists for the 2019 Intel Performance NBA 2K League Most Valuable Player Award, KEL (Mykel Wilson) who was one of the league’s premiere secondary ballhandlers in 2020 and LEE (Lee Lamb) who earned on the 2020 NBA 2K League All-Rookie Team and set a franchise record for single-game double-double performances last season.