Hawks Talon GC Possesses the No. 1 Overall Pick of the 2023 NBA 2K League Draft
The 2023 NBA 2K League Draft is set for Thursday, Jan. 26, and Hawks Talon GC will be selecting first overall for the first time in franchise history. Hawks Talon GC will have three selections in the draft: the first overall pick, the 31st overall pick, as well as Wizard District’s pick (37th overall), which was acquired in a trade. Media will be allowed access to be in the room for the first overall selection and capture instant reactions from Hawks Talon’s front office. The first overall selection will also be made available for interview remotely upon being selected.
Wesley Acuff, Hawks Talon GC Director of Esports
Player Selected First Overall
Hawks Talon Gaming, the NBA 2K League Affiliate of the Atlanta Hawks
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1 State Farm Dr, Atlanta, GA, 30303
The NBA 2K League Draft is set to begin at 8 p.m. ET, but media are invited to arrive beforehand to speak with Director of Esports Wesley Acuff and Head Coach Ismael Diaz-Tolentino.
ATLANTA – The 2023 NBA 2K League Draft is set for Thursday, Jan. 26, and Hawks Talon GC will be selecting first overall for the first time in franchise history. Hawks Talon GC will have three selections in the draft: the first overall pick, the 31st overall pick, as well as Wizard District’s pick (37th overall) acquired in a trade.
The 2023 NBA 2K League Draft pool will consist of players who win draft eligibility as part of the “NBA 2K League Draft Prospect Series,” “Sony Scouting Grounds” tournaments, unretained players from the 2022 season, select competitors in the NBA 2K League’s APAC, Australian and European Invitationals, and other high-performing players in the 2K community as determined by league and team officials. More than 100,000 people tried out to join the NBA 2K League.
On October 13, 2022, Hawks Talon GC won the NBA 2K League Draft Lottery and the right to the first overall pick in the 2023 NBA 2K League Draft. Entering the day, Hawks Talon held 2.1 percent odds of winning the first pick, the second-to-worst odds of any team in the lottery.
Last season, Hawks Talon GC advanced to bracket play in three out of four regular season tournaments, including three consecutively following THE TIPOFF Powered by AT&T. The team’s point guard, Caesar Martinez (CEEZ), was also named NBA 2K League Player of the Week twice (May 11, July 26) – making him the only player in the league last season to earn the award twice. His 27.2 points per game led the entire league during THE TURN. That culminated in the team’s first postseason berth in team history in Ismael Diaz-Tolentino’s first season as head coach.