2K has announced that Zion Williamson has signed a multi-year partnership with NBA 2K, and will be playable in NBA 2K20 next month.
This partnership will see Williamson integrated into different game initiatives, consumer events, brand creative, and social activations.
The first overall selection in the 2019 NBA Draft, he becomes the highest-rated rookie to appear in NBA 2K since 2011.
That sees Williamson join other NBA athletes that have represented NBA 2K over the past two decades, such as Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry, James Harden, Shaquille O’Neal, LeBron James, Giannis Antetokounmpo – as well as NBA 2K20 cover stars Anthony Davis and Dwyane Wade.
“I’m excited to officially join Team 2K and be a part of this global phenomenon, where people around the world can play as me,” Williamson shared.
“I’m ready to put my imprint on basketball culture and be a part of the team that represents what’s next in the sport.”
NBA 2K senior vice president of basketball operations Jason Argent adds: “Zion represents the best of the NBA’s up and coming talent and we are excited to welcome him to Team 2K.
“For more than 20 years, NBA 2K has identified and worked with the best basketball talent in the world. It’s been incredible to witness what Zion can do on the court and we’re excited to grow with him throughout his career.”
NBA 2K20 will release for Nintendo Switch worldwide on September 6th, with a demo to be made available on August 21st.