NBA 2K League Reveals Winners of Four Season Awards, Unveils Finalists for Rookie of the Year Delivered by Panera and Defensive Player of the Year

Jazz Gaming’s Jelani “Comp” Mitchell has become the 2020 NBA 2K League Coach of the Year through voting by NBA 2K League players, coaches, team managers, and media. In his second season as head coach of the Utah Jazz’s NBA 2K League affiliate, Mitchell led Jazz Gaming to a 14-2 record and the No. 2 seed in the 2020 NBA 2K League Playoffs Delivered by DoorDash.Other awards announced were:

  • NBA 2K League Play of the Year – Warriors Gaming Squad’s Samuel “Gradient” Salyers. This award was voted on by fans.
  • NBA 2K League Fan Engagement – Raptors Uprising GC’s Kenneth “Kenny Got Work” Hailey. This award was voted on by NBA 2K League fans and league officials.
  • NBA 2K League Sportsmanship Award – T-Wolves Gaming’s Mihad “Feast” Feratovic. This award was voted on by NBA 2K League players, team managers, and league officials.

The finalists for 2020 NBA 2K League Rookie of the Year Delivered by Panera Bread are:

  • Kimanni “Splashy” Ingram, Jazz Gaming
  • John “JBM” Mascone, Wizards District Gaming
  • Reginald “Regg” Nash, Jr., Bucks Gaming
  • Sten “SAV” Valge-Saar, Lakers Gaming
  • Dhwan “ShiftyKaii” White, Gen.G Tigers of Shanghai

The finalists for 2020 NBA 2K League Defensive Player of the Year are:

  • Ryan “Dayfri” Conger, Wizards District Gaming
  • Rafel “Crush” Davis, Kings Guard Gaming
  • Eric “Timelycook” Donald, Raptors Uprising GC
  • Kenneth “Kenny Got Work” Hailey, Raptors Uprising GC
  • Spencer “Ria” Wyman, Jazz Gaming

The winners of both awards will be announced on August 28 as part of a special 15-minute preshow for the 2020 NBA 2K League Finals delivered by DoorDash. The award winners for All-NBA 2K League First & Second Team, All-Defensive Team, All-Rookie Team, and Most Valuable Player will also be announced.

The finalists for the Most Valuable Player award are:

  • Charlie “CB13” Bostwick, Warriors Gaming Squad
  • Ryan “Dayfri” Conger, Wizards District Gaming
  • Kenneth “Kenny Got Work” Hailey, Raptors Uprising GC
  • Reginald “Regg” Nash Jr., Bucks Gaming
  • Spencer “Ria” Wyman, Jazz Gaming
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