(DALLAS, TX) – Last night, Mavs Gaming selected four players to fill out their roster at the virtual 2022 NBA 2K League Draft: Kenneth “Kenny Zeus” Strombeck, Zekirri “Zayy” Dennis, Jarvis “Jarvis” Thompson, and Jake “Legit” Knapp. These 2022 Mavs Gaming draft picks, presented by Voyager, will prove to strategically set up the team to return to winning form in the upcoming fifth NBA 2K season, and beyond.
“From the jump, draft night was exciting! We made a last minute trade to pick up Kenny, who is the best point guard in the draft. Then we decided to go with Zayy, who is known for making it difficult for opposing point guards,” said Mavs Gaming Head Coach LT Fairley. “Jarvis is the perfect complementary piece for Kenny. And we rounded out the draft with Sick’s brother, Legit, one of the top defensive power forwards in the league. The chemistry the two have on and off the court is unmatched.”
All 24 NBA 2K League teams, including the league’s expansion team representing Mexico, DUX Gaming, completed their five-person rosters during the three-round draft. The players on these five-person rosters will compete in both the league’s traditional 5v5 competition and the recently announced 3v3 tournaments. The 2022 draft pool consisted of unretained players from last season, players who earned draft eligibility as part of the “NBA 2K League Draft Prospect Series,” select participants in the NBA 2K League’s Women in Gaming initiative, select competitors in the NBA 2K League’s APAC and European Invitationals, and high-performing players in the 2K community as determined by league and team officials.
After the fourth season of the NBA 2K League, Mavs Gaming retained center Gerald “Sick One” Knapp. Making moves in the offseason and right at the start of the draft, the team was able to capitalize on their picks — No. 3, 6, 33 and 50. The Mavs Gaming season officially starts Apr. 5 with THE TIPOFF Tournament.
MAVS GAMING 2022 ROSTER:
|DRAFT SELECTION||NAME||POSITION||GAMER TAG|
|Retained from 2021||Gerald Knapp||C||Sick One|
|Round 1 / Pick #3||Kenneth Strombeck||PG||Kenny Zeus|
|Round 1 / Pick #6||Zekirri Dennis||SF||Zayy|
|Round 2 / Pick #33||Jarvis Thompson||SG||Jarvis|
|Round 3 / Pick #50||Jake Knapp||PF||Legit|
MEDIA: Recordings of virtual media availabilities with select draftees are available on NBA Media Central.
Fans interested in keeping up with Mavs Gaming can follow Mavs Gaming social media accounts on Twitch (twitch.tv/mavsgg), Twitter (MavsGG), Instagram (mavsgg) and Facebook (MavsGG) and visit mavsgaming.nba.com.
Additional details about the 2022 NBA 2K League season will be announced in the near future. For more information, fans can follow the NBA 2K League on Twitter (NBA2KLeague), Instagram (nba2kleague), Facebook (NBA 2K League), TikTok (nba2kleague), Twitch (NBA2KLeague) and YouTube (NBA 2K League) and visit NBA2KLeague.com.
ABOUT MAVS GAMING: Mavs Gaming is the Dallas Mavericks affiliate team in the NBA 2K League. The NBA 2K League is a professional competitive gaming league co-founded by the NBA and Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. Bringing together the world’s best basketball gamers, this marks the first official Esports league operated by a U.S. professional sports league. For more information, visit MavsGaming.NBA.com.
About the NBA 2K League: The NBA 2K League, a professional esports league co-founded by the NBA and Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTWO), launched in 2018 and features 24 teams and the best NBA 2K players in the world. NBA 2K League partners include Anheuser-Busch, AT&T, Champion Athleticwear, Coinbase, Dash Radio, eGG Network, Google, Loco, Mondelēz International, SAP, Snickers, Sony Interactive Entertainment, Sport1, Tencent, Wilson and YouTube. For more information about the NBA 2K League, visit NBA2KLeague.com.
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