Grizz Gaming selects four gamers in the 2021 NBA 2K League Draft

Memphis, Tenn. — Grizz Gaming, the Memphis Grizzlies’ NBA 2K League team, today selected two gamers in the first round of the 2021 NBA 2K League Draft and two gamers in the second round. The team selected Spartxn (Josh McHatten) with the 14th overall pick, Chess (Kory Taylor) with the 16th overall pick, followTHEGOD (Kwan Niblack Jr.) with the 32nd pick and DDouble (Dan Davis) with the 36th overall pick.


Round Name Pos State/Country Gamertag Twitter Handle
1 Josh McHatten PF Wisconsin/USA Spartxn @2KSPARTXN
1 Kory Taylor SG Michigan/USA Chess @Chess2K
2 Kwan Niblack Jr. SF New York/USA followTHEGOD @followTHEGOD_
2 Dan Davis SF Maryland/USA DDouble @DDouble2K


“We couldn’t be more excited with the way the draft went for us tonight. We had Spartan at the top of our list of power forwards and interviewed him on the first day teams were allowed to interview draft prospects. We were thrilled when he fell to us at 12,” said Lang Whitaker, Grizz Gaming General Manager and Head Coach. “Chess had a great rookie season last year with the Nets, and has dedicated himself to playing shooting guard this offseason, proving that he’s one of the best sharps in the world. We think he will be a perfect complement to Vandi in our backcourt. With the 32nd pick we got Follow, who was fantastic last season with the Hawks and is one of the best locks in the world. And with our 36th pick, we brought back DDouble, who has been with us all four seasons of the NBA 2K League, and is not only a versatile player who had a great offseason, but always brings great vibes.”

AuthenticAfrican (Meyhar Ahmed-Hassan) will return for his fourth season with Grizz Gaming while Vandi (Zach Vandivier) will enter his third season as the team’s point guard. The Grizz Gaming roster now stands at six players.

The complete schedule and further details for the 2021 NBA 2K League Season will be announced at a later date. The majority of regular season games will take place at the Grizz Gaming studio inside FedExForum and will be livestreamed on Twitch.

Fans can follow the team on Twitch at, @grizzgaming on Twitter and Instagram, as well as GrizzliesGaming on Facebook to follow along with the team’s 2021 season.

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 the best NBA 2K players in the world. Each of the league’s 23 teams features six players who compete as unique characters in 5-on-5 play against the other teams in a mix of regular-season games, tournaments and playoffs. NBA 2K League partners include Anheuser-Busch, AT&T, Champion Athleticwear, Dash Radio, DoorDash, Mondelēz International, Raynor Gaming, SAP, SCUF Gaming, Snickers, Twitch, Wilson and YouTube. For more information about the NBA 2K League, visit