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Rumor: NBA 2K16 Possibly Adding New College Teams

by Damian Seeto


Apparently, 2K Games has the licenses for several colleges. This could mean we might be seeing some new teams in NBA 2K16.

A smart user on the Operation Sports forums found some evidence that 2K Games has acquired the license for 10 college teams. He found this out using the Collegiate Licensing Company website. The colleges included are: Arizona, Arizona State, Georgetown, Louisville, Michigan, Texas, UCLA, UCONN, Villanova, and Wisconsin.

Pasta Padre notes there’s a good chance we may see some of these teams in NBA 2K16 via the game’s MyPlayer mode.

Adding college teams to the MyPlayer mode will make it more realistic. Your player will have to look good in college and then get drafted like it happens in real life. It’s worth mentioning teams might be included, but licensing issues may not mean college players will be in NBA 2K16.

However, college basketball is one area the NBA 2K series has never explored. They’ve added teams from the past and some from the European league in the past couple of years. This year’s game could be a small step to adding actual college teams and players.

We’ll just have to wait and see if 2K Games makes an official announcement on it. We do know that a Summer League is included in the new game.

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