The San Antonio Spurs G-League affiliate Austin filled out its roster in the 2017 draft.
San Antonio Spurs G-League affiliate Austin took part in this weekend’s 2017 G-League Draft. This not only filled out their roster but the other teams in the G-League, with a four-round selection process. Some teams made four picks, while others skipped Round 3 and/or 4.
Austin made three selections in the 2017 G-League Draft. This started with Tucker Haymond in Round 2, a wing player from Michigan. Guard Anthony Beane from Southern Illinois was the pick in Round 3. Finally, Cory Allen, a guard from South Florida, went in Round 4.
With these three picks, let’s look at the full Austin roster for the 2017-18 season. As of this writing, there are 14 players:
- Amida Brimah – Brimah received time on the Spurs preseason team. He didn’t play enough to make an impact or show what he can do.
- Anthony Beane
- Brian Bridgeforth
- Cory Allen
- Daniel Alexander
- Evan Ravenel – Ravenel attended Ohio State from 2011-13 and spent the past four years playing overseas.
- Jaron Blossomgame – The Spurs selected Blossomgame in Round 2 of the 2017 NBA Draft. He opted for a G-League contract in the summer.
- Jordan Green
- Julian Washburn
- Livio Jean-Charles – Jean-Charles was the Spurs’ first-round pick in 2013. He joined the team for training camp in 2016 but was waived.
- Maurice Boulden
- Nick Johnson
- Oliver Hanlan – Hanlan was acquired in the 2016 trade for Boris Diaw. This will be his first stint in the G-League.
- Tucker Haymond
Darrun Hilliard and Matt Costello aren’t listed on the roster, but the two-way contracts they received in the offseason guaranteed that most of their 2017-18 season will be spent in Austin. Both could see plenty of time in the NBA’s minor leagues, along with spending 45 days on the main roster.
The Austin Spurs start their season on Friday, Nov. 3 against the Salt Lake City Stars.