NBA 2K22: Best College to Choose in MyCareer

Choosing a college is never easy, and your decision can have a big impact on your MyPlayer’s growth trajectory.


NBA 2K22: Best College to Choose in MyCareer

MyCareer is a game mode NBA 2K players enjoy when regular games begin to get a little monotonous. It’s in this mode where you can really get creative, and explore new levels of experimentation.

Creating a player is one form of experimentation, and another step that requires some customization from your end is which college you choose to send that player to.


We are going to break down which colleges are the best ones for your player as you start your journey to the pros.

Which colleges are available in MyCareer?

While it won’t allow you to earn any VCs no matter how many stats you manage to accumulate, taking the NCAA route can still have an impact on your college career.

There are ten D1 schools to choose from: Florida, UCLA, Villanova, Oklahoma, Michigan State, Gonzaga, Syracuse, UConn, Texas Tech, and West Virginia.

Each school has an influence on how your badge progression improves. Given that there is an element of mystery surrounding which school can give you the best chances, it’s best you read our findings before choosing a university.


Which college should I pick in MyCareer?

The best college for your player will still depend on your play style. Take a look at the badge progression for each school, and select one that fits your player best.

Florida

  • Finishing: +1
  • Shooting: +1
  • Playmaking: +1
  • Defense/Rebounding: +1

The University of Florida offers balance when it comes to your player, because this school has been known to produce players who have thrived in all positions and with all play styles. While the progression isn’t too generous, it does offer a good balance for a well-rounded base player.


UCLA

  • Finishing: +2
  • Shooting: +2
  • Playmaking: +0
  • Defense/Rebounding: +0

Arguably California’s most popular school, UCLA can offer your player +2 for both finishing and shooting. Playmaking and rebounding won’t get a boost, but they can easily be padded anyway, right?

Villanova

  • Finishing: +0
  • Shooting: +4
  • Playmaking: +0
  • Defense/Rebounding:+0

Who knows why Villanova became so generous on shooting and nothing else, but if you want to create your own Steph Curry, this is your best bet, especially since Davidson is not on the list.

Oklahoma

  • Finishing: +0
  • Shooting: +2
  • Playmaking: +1
  • Defense/Rebounding: +1

Oklahoma is a football state but if you’re really a fan of the school’s basketball program, you best be sure that you’re not planning on being the next Blake Griffin. After all, there are no finishing improvements for you at Oklahoma, though you will get +2 for shooting as well as a bit of rebounding and playmaking.

Michigan State

  • Finishing: +0
  • Shooting: +0
  • Playmaking: +4
  • Defense/Rebounding: +0

It’s a little ironic that Michigan State people are called Spartans given that the school specializes in passing rather than actual finishing. If you’re wishing to make the ultimate point guard though, that shouldn’t be a problem, and the boost to playmaking you’ll get from playing here should be a major drawcard.

Gonzaga

  • Finishing: +3
  • Shooting: +0
  • Playmaking: +1
  • Defense/Rebounding: +0

We don’t have a school that maxes out on finishing, but Gonzaga is your best bet to create the next LeBron James or Giannis Antetokounmpo. This school offers a big boost to finishing and a bit of playmaking. Shooting, defense, and rebounding are things you yourself can control.

Syracuse

  • Finishing: +0
  • Shooting: +1
  • Playmaking: +3
  • Defense/Rebounding: +0

The Oranges have been inconsistent when it comes to providing bonafide NBA talent. Nonetheless, if you’re looking to develop into a player adept at setting up good looks for your teammates and capable of filling it up yourself when needed, Syracuse is definitely worth taking a look at.

UConn

  • Finishing: +2
  • Shooting: +0
  • Playmaking: +0
  • Defense/Rebounding: +2

The University of Connecticut is the best place to groom a paint beast. At this school, you are able to get +2 finishing and the same for defense/rebounding, which will help significantly in your journey to become a dominant big man – something UConn alumnus Hasheem Thabeet failed to live up to.

Texas Tech

  • Finishing: +0
  • Shooting: +0
  • Playmaking: +0
  • Defense/Rebounding: +4

If Dikembe Mutombo were to play MyCareer, he would go to Texas Tech because it maxes out on the defense and rebound category. This one is perfect if you’ll be happy with ten points, as long as you record a double-double.

West Virginia

  • Finishing:+1
  • Shooting: +0
  • Playmaking: +0
  • Defense/Rebounding: +3

West Virginia isn’t too different from Texas Tech. It just adds a bit of finishing and a little less defense and rebounding, so if you’re looking to create an Andre Drummond, forget UConn and be a Mountaineer instead.

What to expect when choosing a college in NBA 2K22

The questions have now been met with answers now that you know the badge progression that each school offers. The next thing you will want to consider is the play style of your matchup, as you’ll be going through most of the schools en route to an NCAA championship.

These progression upgrades will also give you an idea of what mode the school you are facing plays. Call this one pre-scouting, because these will have a major influence your matchup’s play style.

Once you’ve mastered the college game, it’ll be only a matter of time before you win that NCAA title. If you don’t, you might find yourself destined for the G-League.


Jaime

Jaime is a writer, digital content creator, avid gamer and sports enthusiast with a Bachelor's Degree in Mass Communication from the University of Perpetual Help.
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