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San Antonio Spurs: Drew Eubanks signs two-way contract

LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 10: Drew Eubanks #25 of the San Antonio Spurs boxes out against Jake Layman #10 of the Portland Trail Blazers during the 2018 Las Vegas Summer League on July 10, 2018 at the Cox Pavilion in Las Vegas, Nevada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Bart Young/NBAE via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 10: Drew Eubanks #25 of the San Antonio Spurs boxes out against Jake Layman #10 of the Portland Trail Blazers during the 2018 Las Vegas Summer League on July 10, 2018 at the Cox Pavilion in Las Vegas, Nevada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Bart Young/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Following his junior year at Oregon State, forward Drew Eubanks has signed a two-way contract with the San Antonio Spurs, as reported by Shams Charania of the Athletic.

In an attempt to bolster their front court, the Spurs signed forward Drew Eubanks to a two-way contract following an impressive Summer League performance. After outright singing second round pick Chimezie Metu to a three-year deal, San Antonio found another Pac-12 prospect to develop in Austin.

The San Antonio Spurs and undrafted Oregon State forward Drew Eubanks have agreed on a two-way NBA deal, per league sources.

— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) September 17, 2018

Listed at 6-foot-10 and 240 lbs, Eubanks uses his size and stature to create shots for himself over opponents while rebounding at an advanced rate. During his three seasons in Corvallis, Eubanks averaged 11.7 points, 6.6 rebounds and 1.7 blocks on an impressive true shooting percentage of 62.2 percent.

Eubanks led the Pac-12 in field goal percentage during his senior season and finished his college career with the conference’s third highest field goal percentage of all-time.

During the 2018 Las Vegas Summer League, Eubanks saw a spike in playing time after Metu was injured late in the circuit. For head coach Gregg Popovich, two-way contracts create the opportunity to teach young talent as they learn to compete on the highest level in the G League. Eubanks will spend time with the defending-champion Austin Spurs, where teammate Derrick White honed his skills for the past year.

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Adding Eubanks to the roster affords San Antonio an insurance policy of sorts, confirming that they’ll have another body to rejoin the squad should a rotational big man get injured. All the while, Eubanks will be building his body and skill set to become a legitimate NBA talent.

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