Atlanta Hawks' Dennis Schröder is not just in the game, he’s on the cover! I guess most people would have expected Dirk Nowitzki to land the German cover, but it appears that the torch is being passed to the 22-year old point guard.

2K Deutschland tweeted a cover image with Schröder rocking the throwback jersey the team wore during "'Dominique Wilkins Night" in the 2014-15 regular season.

NBA 2K16 Dennis Schroder German Cover

“We are very proud of him. For the first time in the history of NBA 2K a talented player from Germany will be featured on the cover.”, said Stefan Eder, Marketing Manager of 2K Germany.

Schroder tweeted out the image of the cover along with a message once the announcement was made official:
I really appreciate NBA2K for putting me on the cover of 2k16 all over Germany!! That's big time!!

“Both as an NBA player as well as a German citizen, it is an honor for me to be on the cover of NBA 2K16. I cannot put into words how proud I am, and I'll give my best to follow in the footsteps of previous cover athletes.”

2K Sports recently released a screenshot of him sporting the new home white jersey of the Hawks in NBA 2K16. You can check it out below!

NBA 2K16 Screenshot Dennis Schröder

NBA 2K16 launches on September 29, 2015 for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and Windows PC.