Brian “Smokin’ Aces” Kortovich is a Unique Game-Changer Among Basketball’s Elite

Brian Kortovich has carved one of the most unique paths in basketball. The man known as “Smokin’ Aces” went from working on Wall Street to playing professionally overseas, leading the EBC at Rucker Park in scoring, getting invites to NBA preseason camps, being drafted in the G League and then starting his own storytelling brand platform, ACES. He’s also one of the best basketball shooters in the world, which has earned him appearances in Hollywood blockbuster sports movies.

CloseUp360 went inside Brian's incredible journey, which led to a big career-defining moment to conclude 2022 when ACES joined the prestigious NBA 2K brand family.