NEW YORK – Mavs Gaming drafted Jahlil “Sleetys_” Mcclure and Joshua “Spartan” McHatten on Saturday at the 2020 NBA 2K League Draft in Terminal 5.
With two draft picks available, Sleetys, a Chicago native, was selected 39th overall in the second round. He qualified as a shooting guard and averaged 32.2 PPG, 9.7 APG and 3.2 steals per game.
Later that evening, the team chose Spartan of Milwaukee with its fourth-round pick. In the Combine, he averaged 14 PPG, 5.8 RPG and 3.8 steals per game.
Coach LT Fairley shared that drafting these players “filled some big holes that [they] had on the roster.”
“We got a really good shooter that can knock it down from anywhere.” Fairley said. “We also got a good guy with a lot of great personality that has an inside presence which we were lacking.”
Although both are rookies, they shared similar experiences with the NBA 2K League. In season one, they served as practice squad members for Bucks Gaming and have also played in different NBA 2K titles with several MavsGG vets.
The addition of these players completed the season three roster, but that was not the only Dallas success stories of the night.
The inaugural Texas Ticket tournament, presented by Subway and Red Bull, allowed many aspiring players a chance to compete in front of professional coaches and fans on Nov. 9 and 10, 2019 at the Mavs Gaming Hub.
Out of the 15 players that completed the Combine to become draft-eligible, nine were drafted by one of the 23 NBA 2K League organizations, including three to the expansion team Hornets Venom GT.
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