Raptors Uprising GC trio win multiple Season 3 NBA 2K League awards

TORONTO, Canada—The NBA 2K League Season 3 Awards were officially announced on Friday and a trio of Raptors Uprising GC players stole the show.

After leading Raptors Uprising to the first undefeated regular season in NBA 2K League history, point guard Kenneth “Kenny Got Work” Hailey was named the Season 3 Most Valuable Player (MVP) becoming the first player in franchise history to win the award. Kenny was a significant factor as to why Toronto boasted the No. 1 offence and defence in the league, averaging career highs of 35.3 points (1st in NBA 2K League), 8.3 assists (6th), and 3.5 steals (3rd) in 36 games. He also ranked first in three-pointers made with 4.7 per game and 12th in three-point percentage, connecting on 60 per cent of his shots from long range.

The MVP award is Kenny’s 10th individual accolade of the season. In addition to being named Tournament MVP at both THE TIPOFF and THE TURN, the first-ever Raptors Uprising draft choice won four Player of the Week, two Player of the Month, and the Season 3 Fan Engagement Award.

2020 first-round pick, Eric “TimelyCook” Donald, meanwhile, was named the Season 3 Defensive Player of the Year. The former Kings Guard Gaming guard led the NBA 2K League averaging 4.2 steals per game, to go along with averages of 15.7 points, 3.1 assists, and 0.8 turnovers in 36 games. Timelycook also ranked fifth in field-goal percentage (71.7) and second in three-point percentage (68.8).

The All-NBA 2K League teams were also announced on Friday as centre Gerald “Sick One” Knapp joined Kenny Got Work on the All-NBA 2K League First Team. The New Jersey native enjoyed his first full season in Toronto, averaging 14.3 points, 12.9 rebounds, 6.8 assists, and 2.7 blocks in 36 games. He ranked seventh in rebounds, top-25 in assists, seventh in blocks, and 11th in field-goal percentage (69.7).

All-NBA 2K League First Team
Backcourt: Charlie “CB13” Bostwick – Warriors Gaming Squad
Backcourt: Kenneth “Kenny Got Work” Hailey – Raptors Uprising GC
Frontcourt: Ryan “Dayfri” Conger – Wizards District Gaming
Frontcourt: Gerald “Sick One” Knapp – Raptors Uprising GC
Frontcourt: Spencer “Ria” Wyman – Jazz Gaming

Timelycook, meanwhile, was named to the All-NBA 2K League Second Team.

All-NBA 2K League Second Team
Backcourt: Reginald “Regg” Nash, Jr. – Bucks Gaming
Backcourt: Nidal “Mama Im Dat Man” Nasser – Blazer5 Gaming
Frontcourt: Yusuf “Yusuf_Scarbz” Abdulla – Kings Guard Gaming
Frontcourt: Rafel “Crush” Davis – Kings Guard Gaming
Frontcourt: Eric “Timelycook” Donald – Raptors Uprising GC

And finally, Kenny Got Work and Timelycook were named to the All-Defensive Team.

All-Defensive Team
Backcourt: Eric “Timelycook” Donald – Raptors Uprising GC
Backcourt: Kenneth “Kenny Got Work” Hailey – Raptors Uprising GC
Frontcourt: Yusuf “Yusuf_Scarbz” Abdulla – Kings Guard Gaming
Frontcourt: Spencer “Ria” Wyman – Jazz Gaming
Frontcourt: Rafel “Crush” Davis – Kings Guard Gaming

All award winners were determined by players, team managers, coaches, media, on-air talent, fans and/or NBA 2K League officials.

The end-of-year awards cap off a historic season for Raptors Uprising. The team made it to the final four of the NBA 2K League playoffs for the first time following a perfect regular season, which included establishing new NBA 2K League records for regular season wins (16), consecutive victories (29), and points in a single game 2x (109, 112). Toronto also won the two in-season tournaments along the way: THE TIPOFF and THE TURN powered by AT&T. In doing so, they became the only franchise in the league’s three-year history to capture the first two tournaments of the year.

Owning a 22-23 overall record in all competitions heading into Season 3, Raptors Uprising now boast an all-time record of 50-24 heading into the 2020 offseason