How did you get so good at 2K?

I played basketball in high school, college, and semipro. When I messed my knee up [at Kentucky State], I took a break. That’s when I picked up 2K.

Did you think you’d get drafted?

I had a lot of good interviews — it’s more than just playing, ’cause you’re representing an NBA organization. They liked the way I carried myself, but no one told me, “We’re gonna pick you up.” So I had no clue.

Data shows that in 2K men often pass the ball to women less. Have you found that?

With certain people, yes. But the team I played on before I got drafted had four to five females, and we never had problems. [The acceptance of women in esports] has to start with us. You have to push your way in and gain respect.