"The Prelude" will allow anyone on PlayStation 4 or Xbox One to play the introduction of MyCareer, the NBA 2K series’ single-player RPG mode, starting Sept.
The game will also connect to the MyNBA2K17 mobile app on Android and iOS; through the app, you’ll be able to scan your face onto your NBA 2K17 MyPlayer.
A 2K Sports representative confirmed to Polygon that the mode will let you play for any of those teams; NBA 2K16’s MyCareer featured 10 schools as well, but the Wisconsin Badgers appeared only as an opponent.
16, players will be able to buy all-time great teams for each of the 10 schools with microtransactions, as well as collegiate MyTeam cards for legendary players.
It appears that "The Prelude" will end just before the NBA Draft, but your progress will transfer to NBA 2K17’s MyCareer mode if you buy the full game.