SAN FRANCISCO – Warriors Gaming Squad (WGS), the NBA 2K League affiliate team of the Golden State Warriors, selected Veron “Hezi” Coates (third overall), Antoine “III-Antoine-III” Featherstone (13th overall), Austin “Kayaus” Caterino (22nd overall) and Matt “Matty” Grant (30th overall) at tonight’s virtual 2021 NBA 2K League Draft.
Coates, Featherstone and Caterino are entering their rookie seasons and join Charlie “CB13” Bostwick and Samuel “Gradient” Salyers, who were retained by Warriors Gaming Squad after competing in the franchise’s first NBA 2K League Finals last season. Grant re-joins the team after appearing in 14 regular season games with WGS during the 2020 season.
The full 2021 Warriors Gaming Squad roster is below:
|Charlie “CB13” Bostwick||Point Guard||New York||10th overall (10th pick of first round, 2019)|
|Austin “KayAus” Caterino||Forward||Pennsylvania||22nd overall (22nd pick first round, 2021)|
|Matt “Matty” Grant||Guard/Forward||California||30th overall (7th pick of second round, 2021)|
|Antoine “III-Antoine-III” Featherstone||Point Guard||Maryland||13th overall (13th pick of first round, 2021)|
|Veron “Hezi” Coates||Guard||New York||3rd overall (third pick of first round, 2021)|
|Samuel “Gradient” Salyers||Forward||Florida||2nd overall (2nd pick first round, 2019)|
Warriors Gaming acquired the third overall pick via a trade with Gen.G that sent fourth-year guard Alex “Bsmoove” Reese to the Tigers. During three seasons with WGS, Reese helped lead the team to their first-ever NBA 2K League Finals appearance in 2020 and was named to the 2019 All NBA 2K League Second Team and earned MVP of THE TICKET tournament.
Founded in 2018, Warriors Gaming Squad is the NBA 2K League affiliate of the Golden State Warriors. WGS earned their first-ever NBA 2K League Finals berth in 2020 and in 2019 became the first team in league history to win multiple tournaments in the same season. For more information on Warriors Gaming Squad, visit @WarriorsGaming on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and NBA2KLeague.com.
The NBA 2K League 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. For more information about the NBA 2K League, visit NBA2KLeague.com.