Just like their NBA counterparts, the Warriors Gaming Squad went into the 2020 NBA 2K League Draft in want of an enormous man.
After Xavier “Kind” Vescovi was chosen with the primary decide of the NBA 2K League Enlargement Draft by Hornets Venom GT, WGS was in want of a middle to exchange the 2019 All-NBA 2K League Defensive Workforce participant.
WGS used the No. 20 general decide to pick Malik “Slaughter” Leisinger, an Ohio native with a background in school basketball. Leisinger performed NCAA Division III basketball at Ohio Wesleyan. Leisinger has performed prior within the 2K League, as he was the 32nd general decide within the 2017 draft.
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“Mixture of nice expertise,” GSW Sports activities head of eSports Hunter Leigh instructed NBC Sports activities Bay Space following the choice. “I feel operating for a championship, the thought of getting any individual who is just not gonna be intimidated by the brilliant lights coming in, together with a very well-rounded skillset.
“He can shoot from three, play pick-and-pop, he can mash down low if we’d like a middle who’s gonna play massive, he’s stable on protection, he’s extraordinarily well-rounded.”
“I performed towards him season 1,” Alex “Bsmoove” Reese stated. “We’re ecstatic to get him, he was our No. 1 man and he was there at 20 so, it [doesn’t] get higher than that.”
The Lakewood, Ohio native was a guard in his collegiate taking part in days, as he stands 6-foot-2, however will take over because the beginning middle for WGS.
Contained in the group’s struggle room — a convention room inside Chase Middle — Leigh gathered your complete present WGS roster, together with basketball executives together with Warriors assistant common supervisor Kirk Lacob for the third-ever NBA 2K League Draft, which was held in New York Metropolis at Terminal 5.
Leisinger joins Reese, Jin “Jin” Choe, Charles “CB13” Bostwick, and Samuel “Gradient” Salyers on a WGS group that superior to the second spherical of the 2019 NBA 2K League playoffs, earlier than falling to eventual league champion T-Wolves Gaming.
The group added Matt “Marty” Grant within the fourth spherical of the draft as effectively.
For extra info on the Warriors Gaming Squad and the upcoming 2020 season, go to 2kleague.NBA.com.