The Gen.G Tigers of Shanghai have signed free agent iFlaccoTV to supplement its roster while fourth-round pick Lucky_Hu_Yi remains in China, the team announced Tuesday.
Join us in welcoming @iFlaccoTV as we wait for @Lucky_Hu_Yi to join the rest of the team!Say hello to the new Tiger! 🐯🏀#TigerNation pic.twitter.com/iq1BB1Cvdq
Gen.G, the NBA 2K League’s first non-NBA organization, selected HuYi 56th overall in the 2020 entry draft. The center, who qualified for the draft pool through the league’s Asia-Pacific Invitational tournament in Seoul, was unable to join the team due to the coronavirus pandemic. HuYi previously qualified for the 2019 draft pool, also through the APAC Invitational, but went unselected.
Flacco is a longtime Pro-Am veteran who qualified for both the 2019 and 2020 draft pools, going unselected in both. A versatile player on the court, Flacco figures to be a good option for the Tigers, who sit 5-8 in their first season in the league. Flacco is the second free agent signed this season, after NetsGC added Chess, and the third in league history.