On the dawn of a new season, the San Antonio Spurs have signed guard Olivier Hanlan, according to Michael Scotto of the Athletic.
After two seasons between the Austin Spurs and San Antonio’s Summer League team, guard Olivier Hanlan has signed a deal to join the squad. Hanlan’s rights were traded to the Spurs as part of the Boris Diaw trade with the Utah Jazz in July of 2016.
Hanlan, a product of Boston College, was selected with the 42nd pick in the 2015 NBA Draft and has spent the last two years honing his craft and getting acclimated to the next level of the game.
The 25-year-old has spent a significant amount of time within the organization’s system and has shown signs of growth as a playmaker and shooter. He was a crucial member of the 2018 Austin Spurs squad that won the G League Finals against Toronto’s affiliate, the Raptors 905.
Standing at 6-foot-4, Hanlan will serve as a versatile combo guard under head coach Gregg Popovich. Over the course of 44 games in the 2017-18 G League season, Hanlan averaged 14.7 points on 45.6 percent shooting from the field. Additionally, Hanlan stuffed the stat sheets with 2.8 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 0.8 steals per contest.
In his three seasons at Boston College, Hanlan tore up the NCAA by scoring with relative ease and proved himself as an outside threat. During his junior season, Hanlan put up an average of 19.5 points per game on 45.4 percent shooting from the field and 35.3 percent from behind the arc.
The details of his contract have yet to be announced, but Hanlan may be an early participant in training camp.