TORONTO, Canada—The NBA 2K League announced Tuesday that Raptors Uprising GC point guard Kenneth “Kenny Got Work” Hailey has been named the NBA 2K League Week 8 Player of the Week. Kenny earns the honour for the third time this season after also winning the award in Weeks 1 and 3.
The Raptors Uprising’s all-time leading scorer averaged 33.4 points, 9.5 assists and 4.4 steals across five series games as Toronto won both Week 8 matchups, improving to a league-best 12-0 record this season. He also shot 67.7 per cent from the field (69-for-102) and 65.7 per cent from three-point range (23-for-35).
Kenny Got Work began Week 8 by helping Raptors Uprising set an NBA 2K League record for most wins to begin a regular season (11), sweeping Heat Check Gaming on June 29 in the league’s first “Cash Match.” Kenny posted 65 points, 20 assists, and seven steals while connecting on 10 three-pointers in two games as Toronto collected $2,500 for the win. Three nights later, the Memphis native continued with a combined 102-point, 26-assist and 15-steal effort against Gen.G Tigers of Shanghai in the team’s second “Cash Match” to lead Raptors Uprising to its franchise-best 12th win in a row.
Originally taken 11th overall in the inaugural NBA 2K League Draft, Kenny Got Work is the longest-serving Raptors Uprising player and is the only player to represent Toronto in all three NBA 2K League seasons. In 12 matches this season, the 30-year-old is averaging career-bests in points (33.4), assists (8.1), steals (3.5) and field-goal percentage (62.7).
Raptors Uprising (12-0) return to action in Week 10 when they take on Pacers Gaming on Thursday, July 16 (7 p.m. ET) after a bye in Week 9. The game, and all other NBA 2K League action, will be streamed live on the NBA 2K League’s Twitch and YouTube channels.