T-Wolves Gaming drafts Xavier “Big Saint” St. John and Christopher “Detoxys” Doyle
New York, N.Y — February 22, 2020 — T-Wolves Gaming, the NBA 2K League team of the Minnesota Timberwolves drafted two players in its second NBA 2K League Draft at Terminal 5 in New York City which was live streamed on the NBA 2K Twitch and YouTube channels. T-Wolves Gaming selected guard Xavier “Big Saint” St. John with the 22nd overall pick in the first round and forward Christopher “Detoxys” Doyle with the 68th overall pick in the fourth round.
Big Saint aka Xavier St. John enters his first season in the NBA 2K League.
Detoxys aka Christopher Doyle, enters his third season in the NBA 2K League. The Hampton Falls, New Hampshire native was selected by the Raptors Uprising Gaming Club with the 24th overall pick in 2018. Detoxys was then selected with the 44th overall pick by Lakers Gaming in the 2019 NBA 2K League Draft where he went on to average 9.5 points 3.0 rebounds and 0.8 asssits.
Big Saint and Detoxys will join retained players Michael “BearDaBEAST23” Key, Mihad “IFEAST” Feratovic, Josiah “Dr_JoJo_30” Oetjen and Jordan “JMONEYREP817” Martinez to make up the 2020 T-Wolves Gaming roster. T-Wolves Gaming will once again train at the state-of-the-art T-Wolves Gaming Training Center located in the highly visible skyway level at Mayo Clinic Square, the same building that houses the new practice courts for the Timberwolves and Lynx. More than 10,000 people will pass by the T-Wolves Gaming Training Center daily.
The players in the NBA 2K League Draft were selected from a pool of 229 draftees that included 147 new players selected by the league through the NBA 2K League Combine, 22 players from 11 team-hosted Pro-Am tournaments, five players from the league’s first European Invitational, five players from the league’s second Asia-Pacific (APAC) Invitational, and 50 unretained players from the 2019 season.
The NBA 2K League is in its third season, with play for the 2020 season beginning with the TIPOFF Tournament. The dates of the TIPOFF Tournament will be released at a later time. Players will compete as unique characters (not as existing NBA players) in 5-on-5 gameplay. No artificial intelligence will be used; playing ability is strictly determined by skill. Teams will play a total of 16 regular-season games and three additional tournaments throughout the season. For more details, follow T-Wolves Gaming on Twitter and Twitch.
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, Facebook, HyperX, New Era, Panera Bread, Raynor Gaming, SCUF Gaming and Stance. For more information about the NBA 2K League, visit NBA2KLeague.com.