Utah Jazz Gaming center Spencer “Ria” Wyman has been named to the All-NBA 2K League First Team and All-NBA 2K League Defensive Team, and guard Kimanni “Splashy” Ingram has earned All-NBA 2K League Rookie Team honors, the league announced today.
The pair was selected in a vote by players, team managers, league officials, on-air talent and media.
“Ria,” the No. 1 overall selection in the 2019 NBA 2K League Draft, averaged a double-double with 14.9 points and 13.9 rebounds (fourth-best in the NBA 2K League) to go with 2.6 blocks (ninth) in 38 contests in 2020. The second-year pro shot 73 percent from the field, third-best in the NBA 2K League in field goal shooting. “Ria” was also named a finalist for Most Valuable Player and Defensive Player of the Year in Season 3 of the NBA 2K League.
“Splashy,” who was selected in the first round (10th overall) of the 2020 NBA 2K League Draft, ranked sixth among rookies in scoring (12th overall), averaging a team-leading 27.2 points per game. The rookie guard scored 52 points in Game 2 of the three-game series against Grizz Gaming (Memphis Grizzlies affiliate) on July 17, setting a franchise record for most points scored in a game. “Splashy” tallied five 40-point games and 17 30-point games, shooting 54.7 percent from the floor in 38 contests in 2020.
“‘Ria’ and ‘Splashy’ were pivotal parts of our success this year, and I’m glad to celebrate their well-deserved accomplishments,” said Jazz Gaming Head Coach Jelani “Comp” Mitchell. “‘Ria’ was a steady force for us all season, anchoring our defense and filling the stat sheet every night. ‘Splashy’ was explosive on offense all year and showed poise on and off the court throughout a unique rookie season. I’m proud of how they represented Jazz Gaming in our third season of play.”
Last week, “Comp” was named the 2020 NBA 2K League Coach of the Year. Under his leadership, Jazz Gaming earned its first postseason berth in its three-year franchise history, completing the season with a final four finish in the NBA 2K League Playoffs. The club posted a franchise-best 14-2 (.875) record and placed in the top four in both of its in-season tournament appearances.
Throughout the 2020 season, the team competed remotely from the Jazz Gaming Lounge powered by Maverik on Level 5 of Vivint Arena.