Magic Gaming’s Unguardable Named NBA 2K League’s Player of the Week

ORLANDO – Since Magic Gaming acquired Joshua “unguardable” Hunter in a blockbuster four-team deal just over one month ago, there’s been a noticeable shift in the team’s performance.

Over the last two weeks, in NBA 2K League 3v3 seeding action, Orlando went a scorching 4-1. Magic Gaming’s lone loss came against Pistons GT, a series where Orlando experimented with its lineup and rested its dynamic point guard for part of the matchup.

As a result of his stellar showings, the NBA 2K League named unguardable the Player of the Week on Tuesday after a three-series stretch where he put up 10.5 points and 3.4 assists per contest.

“We are thrilled to see him win Player of the Week,” said Magic Gaming General Manager and Head Coach Jonah Edwards. “He’s put in a lot of work since he’s come here and really hasn’t taken hardly any days off. I think that showed in the last couple weeks of play for him, especially in 3v3 mode.”

Upon his arrival to Orlando from Portland as part of a massive four-team deal on June 22, unguardable has heavily shifted the playstyle of the franchise. While still a group that puts in a high level of focus and energy into the defensive end of the floor, unguardable’s presence has ignited an offense that struggled through stretches of the season.

“He’s come in, and really from day one, showcased not only his talent, but his ability to command the court to a degree,” said Edwards. “That’s an area where he’s gone above and beyond. He’s been more than just a pure skilled 2K player and scorer. He’s been a point guard, a facilitator, a floor general, and a leader on the court. He’s been great in that way.”

Now, Magic Gaming is hoping that the Virginia native can help the team emerge victorious in THE STEAL. The two conference winners of THE STEAL, the league’s final 3v3 tournament of the season, will each earn a trip to the postseason along with a cash prize.

“We definitely have a lot of momentum going in,” said Edwards. “I think that we feel like it’s not just that we can win THE STEAL, it’s more like we can win some rounds in the playoffs. We can make a run here. So, obviously, it’s one step at a time, one game at time, and one series at a time type of thing. But ultimately, we know that the talent is here in that mode.”

Magic Gaming will tip off action in THE STEAL next week against Hornets Venom GT.