INDIANAPOLIS – Pacers Gaming has selected Lord Beezus, Matty and Man_in_a_car in the 2019 NBA 2K League Draft. Following a September trade that landed 2018 MVP candidate Ramo in exchange for their first-round draft pick, Pacers Gaming made selections in the second, third and fourth rounds of the draft conducted at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., and streamed live on Twitch.
Lord Beezus (Brentathan Aasgaard), a Houston native and graduate of the University of Houston, was drafted 24th overall. The versatile post player was joined by point guard Matty (Matthew Grant), the 40th overall pick who is a former L.A. City Player of the Year and four-year college point guard at the University of Detroit. Man_in_a_car (Damien D’Amore), a shooting guard from New Jersey, was taken 58th overall as Pacers Gaming’s sixth man.
“To fill out our roster, we got the two guys we targeted before the draft,” said Pacers Gaming Head Coach and Senior Director of Esports Operations Cody Parrent. “I’m ecstatic. We got three competitors, three college athletes, and three guys who have played 2K at the highest level.”
Parrent added, “Beezus got his degree at Houston and has a rich basketball background both in real life and in 2K tournaments over the last decade. I love his smile and enthusiasm!”
“Matty is an accomplished player on the floor and he’s ready to lead a team in 2K just like he has his entire life,” Parrent added. “He’s a point guard.”
On Man_in_a_car to conclude the Pacers’ draft haul, Parrent added, “He’s the glue to our team. He’s going to bring the energy off the floor and make our guys play hard every day in practice because he’s gunning for their spots. We need our guys to have some pressure. He’s got a high I.Q. and we’re glad he was available.”