For the second year in a row, 2K Sports has included a pair of Big Ten schools that can be used in its NBA videogame, and their role is expanding in NBA 2K17.
This is especially great news for Michigan State and Illinois fans, whose teams will be available for use in the game’s MyCareer story mode. A total of 10 schools are included, and Sporting News is reporting that the role of those schools is expanding this year.
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In addition to the story mode, 2K will be selling “All Time Great” rosters from those schools to use in Play Now mode.
The exact teams that will be included haven’t been announced yet, but we can only assume there will be some squads worth playing for. How does running the point with a young Deron Williams or Mateen Cleaves sound?
Other schools on this year’s game include Arizona, Georgetown, Georgia Tech, Kansas, Louisville, Oklahoma, UConn and Wake Forest.
Michigan and Wisconsin were the Big Ten teams in 2K16, but unfortunately they aren’t back this year.
Here’s hoping the 2004-05 Arizona Wildcats are somehow included, so you can recreate the 2005 Elite Eight classic between Illinois and Arizona over and over again.
The game’s full release is Sept. 16, but you can get a jump on MyCareer mode with “The Prelude” starting Sept. 9.