Note: DIMER is hosting the NAPX Player Spotlight interviews, written and contributed by NAPX staff. The opinions expressed do not reflect the views of DIMER.
By: Nick “PinkMist” Ryan
Twitter: Liftoff_Pink, Liftoff_PinkMist
NAPX Player Spotlights focus on players who were not in the NBA 2K League in season one, but who have been exceptional talents and have really stood out so far in NBA 2K19. We selected XxCway4xX, PG for The Family, to receive our first-ever Player Spotlight Award for the Xbox platform. Cway has been playing NBA 2K competitively since NBA 2K16 when he broke onto the scene with DreamTeam. He created The Family at the end of NBA 2K16 and began to establish the brand as a top competitive ProAm team. He entered into MPBA in NBA 2K17 where he was selected to first-team all-conference twice. He also competed in season two of WR. I had a chance to catch up with Cway and ask him about his red hot start in NBA 2K19, where he sees himself fitting into the NBA 2K League, and what he would bring to the table for those teams.
NAPX: You’ve had some big games and big wins so far already in NBA 2K19. In which game do you feel you had your best performance?
XxCway4xX: One of the biggest wins I’ve had so far was against Untamed2k (41pts 9ast), and my best personal performance was scoring 71 in a matchup against The Mob (71pts 4ast). My teammates HeavenlyHop, xI Wig Ix, pack o five, and OTW T9 give me confidence. They give me the green light to shoot any shot I think is open and trust me to make the best possible play. I couldn’t ask for better teammates.
NAPX: Who is your favorite player or team to matchup against and why?
XxCway4xX: I like playing against Coast to Coast, led by [former Pistons GT guard] ImSoFarAhead and West the Animal. I’ve played with West plenty of times, so he knows my tendencies and what I like to do. It forces me to play more strategically and let the game come to me.
NAPX: With Lockdowns playing a big role this year, who do you feel has given you the most trouble as an opposing lock, if any?
XxCway4xX: The hardest lockdown defender I’ve played against was most definitely Wolf [SF for Pacers Gaming]! His experience of the game is phenomenal.
NAPX: I assume the ultimate goal is making the 2K League this year. What do you feel you bring to the table for a 2K League team, why should you be drafted? What drives you to make the league and what would being drafted mean to you?
XxCway4xX: I feel like I bring great film habits, along with great shooting and leadership to any team that takes a chance on me. I’m passionate about winning and strive to get better every day. I’ve put in countless hours trying to perfect my craft because I love this game. To become a professional doing something you love is a dream, and I’m doing everything in my power to make it my reality.
NAPX: Which current NBA 2K League team do you feel you would be the best fit for, and why?
XxCway4xX: I think the perfect fit for me would be with Pacers Gaming. I’ve gotten to know a few of their players and I’m a versatile guard, I can play the 1-3 equally.