Chiquita Evans was selected by Warriors Gaming in the fourth round of the NBA 2K League draft on Tuesday, becoming the first woman drafted into the league.
The league, now in its second season, didn’t have any female players in year one. This season, two women qualified to be drafted through the league’s combine—Evans and Brianna Novin—though only Evans was selected. Novin is still eligible to be added by a team as a free agent.
Said Evans, “it changes everything. It means everything to me.”
2K League managing director Brendan Donohue added, “it made us put more emphasis on how good a player was when they got the ball in their hands. That’s the only part of it they can control.”