The San Antonio Spurs are bringing in North Carolina guard Kenny Williams as their first undrafted free agent signing of 2019.
The San Antonio Spurs had three draft picks to add talent to their already-promising young core, but they also have the opportunity to take a chance on some undrafted free agents to see if they catch on during the Summer League schedule.
North Carolina’s Kenny Williams is the first reported undrafted free agent signing for the Spurs this offseason as he will join Luka Samanic, Keldon Johnson, and Quinndary Weatherspoon on the Summer League roster.
The 23-year-old guard played all four years for the Tar Heels and got on the floor for over 23 minutes per game in each of his final three seasons.
Williams’ best year as a scorer came as a junior in 2017-18 where he dropped 11.4 points per game in 31.1 minutes while knocking down over 40% of his 4.8 three-point attempts per contest.
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The 6’4″ guard projects as a three-and-D prospect at the next level as he averaged about 1 steal per game as a sophomore, junior, and senior, but he needs to be more consistent with his outside shot as he hit just 29.5% of his three-point attempts last season.
The Spurs don’t have a ton of room on their NBA roster at the moment, but the former National Champion could earn a two-way contract if he impresses the front office enough during San Antonio’s Summer League schedule.
We saw Drew Eubanks emerge as an undrafted free agent last year to get a few meaningful minutes for the Spurs during the regular season, and Williams is hoping he can follow a similar path this year.