Wizards District Gaming selects Benjamin “Benzo” Bernstein with No. 1 overall pick in 2024 NBA 2K League Draft

ORLANDO – Wizards District Gaming selected Benjamin “Benzo” Bernstein of Montclair, N.J., with the first overall pick in the 2024 NBA 2K League Draft, which was held tonight at Full Sail Live in Orlando and livestreamed on the NBA 2K League’s Twitch and YouTube channels.

T-Wolves Gaming selected Damian “tutak” Tutak of Clearwater, Fla., with the second pick.  With the third pick, Magic Gaming chose Julian “jbooiin” Manzanares of Ocala, Fla.  During the three-round draft, the 25 NBA 2K League teams selected 35 players to complete their five-person rosters ahead of the league’s 2024 season.

The 2024 draft pool consisted of 160 players.  In addition to unretained players from last season, the draft pool also included players who earned draft eligibility through the NBA 2K League Become a Pro Series or the NBA 2K League Draft Prospect Series, and select competitors from the NBA 2K League APAC Invitational Presented by Cignal, the NBA 2K League European Invitational and the NBL Oz Gaming Tournament Series.

The NBA 2K League will announce additional information related to the 2024 season in the coming weeks, including season structure, schedule and location, and prize pool.

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Below are round-by-round results from the 2024 NBA 2K League Draft.

First Round
Pick Team Player Name Gamer Tag
1. Wizards District Gaming Benjamin Bernstein Benzo
2. T-Wolves Gaming Damian Tutak tutak
3. Magic Gaming Julian Manzanares jbooiin
4. Kings Guard Gaming Andy Fernandez Tearitoffem
5. T-Wolves Gaming Frankie Mule Igymo
6. Hornets Venom GT Kevon Matthias Flukelock
7. Kings Guard Gaming Raymond Rodriguez DRsteppy
8. Blazer5 Gaming Wahid Faiz Faiz
9. Jazz Gaming Christopher Stewart iuhfeen
10. Kings Guard Gaming Nasir Love FatStopk
11. Hawks Talon GC Tyler Montague BaitPickk
12. DUX Infinitos Jemel Yacine Warnocks
13. Grizz Gaming David Lawson OhDonn
14. Hornets Venom GT Trey Wright TreyDollaz
15. NBL Oz Gaming Cristian Young Plu
16. Blazer5 Gaming Robert May May
17. Hornets Venom GT Jamaal Gill Mooch
18. Gen.G Tigers Austin Willard IIBootII
19. T-Wolves Gaming Roger Adams ForeverPolo
20. Jazz Gaming Zakary Duncan Miami
Second Round
Pick Team Player Name Gamer Tag
21. Grizz Gaming Nick Clark IcyyTheGoat
22. Heat Check Gaming Marta’ Edwards TheRealTay614
23. Bucks Gaming Jaydon Laudermilch Retrianna
24. Mavs Gaming Emmanuel Gosman FantaSZN
25. Wizards District Gaming Xavier Vescovi Type
26. Pistons GT Solomona Faitaua-Nanai Monuhh
27. Grizz Gaming Craig Burnett Jr. rigby
28. Gen.G Tigers Justin Perry Jolo
29. Lakers Gaming Vincent Magnaldi dvnxsty
30. Blazer5 Gaming Patrick-John Fadel YouBots
31. DUX Infinitos Anias Sanders Anias
32. Raptors Uprising GC Jarvis Thompson Simptoms
Third Round
Pick Team Player Name Gamer Tag
33. Jazz Gaming Justin Barnes Inhisprime-
34. Magic Gaming Justin Stemerman Snubby
35. Hawks Talon GC Christopher Charles Duck

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 25 teams and the best NBA 2K players in the world.  NBA 2K League partners include Anheuser-Busch, AT&T, Cignal, Coinbase, Google, Loco, Meta, Mondelēz International, Snickers, SPS, Wilson and YouTube.  For more information about the NBA 2K League, visit NBA2KLeague.com.