Jazz Gaming Selects Three at NBA 2K League Draft

Club selects guard Kimanni “Splashy” Ingram with No. 10 overall pick

NEW YORK CITY (February 22, 2020) – Jazz Gaming, the official NBA 2K League affiliate of the Utah Jazz, selected guard Kimanni “Splashy” Ingram with the No. 10 overall pick at the 2020 NBA 2K League Draft. The annual event, which took place at Terminal 5 in Manhattan, featured all 23 teams completing their six-person rosters for the third season of NBA 2K League play.

Jazz Gaming made the following three selections at the 2020 NBA 2K League Draft:

2020 NBA 2K League Draft

Round Pick Name Gamer Tag Position Hometown
1 10 Kimanni Ingram Splashy G Milwaukee, WI
2 31 Fredrick Whelan GetOnMyLevel G Stratford, CT
4 57 Brentathan Aasgaard Lord Beezus C/F Houston, TX

 

“I’m so excited to get to work. I’m glad Coach Comp had faith in me,” said “Splashy.” “I have a great team I’m going to, I have Lotty, Compete and Ria. I’m ready to get to work and form this brotherhood and get to winning right away.”

Whelan’s twin brother, Alexander “Expose” Whelan, was selected by Hornets Venom GT (Charlotte Hornets affiliate) with the 2020 NBA 2K League Draftsixth overall pick, making the brothers the first set of twins drafted in NBA 2K League history.

Aasgaard comes to Jazz Gaming after spending last season with Pacers Gaming (Indiana Pacers affiliate), where he averaged 8.3 points, 6.1 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.5 steals in 16 regular season games in 2019.

The trio of draft picks joins Lytel “Lotty” Martin, 2019 No. 1 overall selection Spencer “Ria” Wyman and Shaka “Yeah I Compete” Browne to finalize the Jazz Gaming roster. Head Coach Jelani “Comp” Mitchell will lead the team in competition. The complete 2020 season schedule will be announced in the near future.

America First Credit Union joined with Jazz Gaming to present the “Road to the Draft,” which culminated with today’s three selections. The partnership centered around a content series on @UtahJazzGaming social media channels, including videos with returning players and countdown-style posts.

For the complete list of selections from the 2020 NBA 2K League Draft, CLICK HERE.

The draft-eligible player pool consisted of new players who were selected by the league following an extensive tryout process, players from the league’s first European Invitational, second Asia-Pacific (APAC) Invitational and 11 team-hosted Pro-Am tournaments, and unretained players from the 2019 season.

 

–@UtahJazzGaming or jazzgaming.gg–

 About Jazz Gaming

Jazz Gaming is one of 23 esports teams competing in the NBA 2K League, founded by the NBA and Take-Two Interactive Software. The six-player squad is based in Salt Lake City and competes as unique characters in 5-on-5 play against the other 2K League teams in a mix of regular-season games, tournaments and playoffs. The team is part of Larry H. Miller Sports & Entertainment’s portfolio, which also includes the Utah Jazz; NBA G League Salt Lake City Stars; MiLB Triple-A Salt Lake Bees; Vivint Smart Home Arena; The Zone Sports Network (97.5 FM, 1280 AM); Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah professional cycling race; and Megaplex Theatres.

Media Contact: Matt de Nesnera, Larry H. Miller Sports & Entertainment, (703) 554-5499 or matt.denesnera@utahjazz.com