Jazz Gaming, the official NBA 2K League affiliate of the Utah Jazz, has acquired guard Lytel “Lotty” Martin from HEAT Check Gaming in exchange for guard Bobby “MOAM” Wilson, it was announced today.
Martin hails from Mount Vernon, N.Y., where he grew up with Jazz Gaming guard Shaka “Yeah I Compete” Browne. The pair began playing NBA 2K competitively as teammates in 2009.
“Lotty” is currently a police officer for the Mount Vernon Police Department. He also worked as a preschool teacher and basketball coach. CLICK HERE to learn more about his background in a video feature produced by the NBA 2K League before this year’s draft.
Welcome home, @___Lotty 🎉
— Jazz Gaming (@UtahJazzGaming) June 20, 2019
Martin was selected by HEAT Check Gaming in the first round (20th overall) in the 2019 NBA 2K League Draft. He is averaging 10.5 points, 2.6 steals and 1.3 rebounds on 72.7 percent from the field in 11 regular season games with Miami in 2019.
“We can’t wait to bring ‘Lotty’ into the fold as we make a run for the playoffs in the final weeks of the season,” said Jelani “Comp” Mitchell, head coach of Jazz Gaming. “We’d like to thank ‘MOAM’ for all of his contributions to our team throughout the season and wish him nothing but the best in Miami.”
“MOAM” was selected by Jazz Gaming in the second round (23rd overall) of the 2019 NBA 2K League Draft. He averaged 15.1 points, 2.4 assists and 2.3 steals in seven regular season games with Utah in 2019.
The trade was completed during the NBA 2K League’s second trade window of the season, which concluded on June 16.
Jazz Gaming competed in THE TICKET in Orlando, Fla., earlier this week and will return to NBA 2K League regular season action on Friday, June 21, with games against Blazer5 Gaming at 4 p.m. (MT) and Pistons GT at 7 p.m. (MT). The club owns a 5-5 (.500) mark in regular season play.
Official Jazz Gaming merchandise is on sale now at the Jazz Gaming Team Store.