TORONTO, Canada—The NBA 2K League announced Thursday Raptors Uprising GC guard Kenneth “Kenny Got Work” Hailey has been named the NBA 2K League’s Player of the Month for July. Kenny earns the Player of the Month honour for the second time in his career after also winning the award in May.
The NBA 2K League leading scorer averaged 38.7 points, 9.1 assists, and 3.9 steals across nine series games in July. He shot 76.1 per cent (143-for-188) from the field and 78 per cent (46-for-59) from three-point range as Raptors Uprising went undefeated for the third consecutive month, finishing July with a 4-0 record.
Kenny began the month by helping Raptors Uprising become the earliest team to ever clinch a playoff spot in a win over Gen.G Tigers of Shanghai on July 2, scoring 50 points in a decisive Game 3 to secure the victory. He followed that up by beating Pacers Gaming in Week 10, highlighted by a 44-point, 10-assist double-double in Game 1 as Toronto set the NBA 2K League record for most points scored in a game (112). To round out the month, Kenny would lead Raptors Uprising to a pair of west-coast sweeps over both Kings Guard Gaming and Lakers Gaming in Week 11, averaging 40.3 points, 9.3 assists, and 4.3 steals across four series games as Toronto established a new NBA 2K League record for most wins in a regular season (15).
Kenny was also a crucial part of Raptors Uprising’s second tournament title earlier in the month. In nine games at THE TURN Tournament, the point guard navigated through the added “archetype ban” concept to average 28.8 points, 8.6 assists, and 2.2 steals, highlighted by a 51-point performance in the round of 16 against Gen.G Tigers on June 17. Kenny would be named THE TURN Tournament MVP, becoming the only player in NBA 2K League history to be named MVP of the first two tournaments of the year.
The July Player of the Month award is Kenny’s eighth individual accolade this season. In addition to his two tournament MVPs, the Raptors Uprising’s all-time leading scorer has been named Player of the Month twice and Player of the Week four times in Season 3.
Originally taken 11th overall in the inaugural NBA 2K League Draft, the Memphis-native is the longest-serving Raptors Uprising player and is the only player to represent Toronto in all three NBA 2K League seasons. In 15 regular season matches this season, the NBA 2K League leading scorer is averaging career-bests in points (34.7), assists (8.3), steals (3.6) and field-goal percentage (64.3).
Having already clinched first place, Raptors Uprising (15-0) will cap off the regular season when they take on Cavs Legion GC (4-10) on Friday, August 7 (7 p.m. ET). The game, and all other NBA 2K League action, will be streamed live on the NBA 2K League’s Twitch and YouTube channels.