San Antonio Spurs: Quinndary Weatherspoon earns two-way contract
By Andrew Ites
After a strong start to the Summer League season, Quinndary Weatherspoon has signed a two-way contract with the San Antonio Spurs.
San Antonio Spurs fans and draft experts alike were a little surprised to see Quinndary Weatherspoon selected with the 49th overall pick in the draft.
But from what we’ve seen so far, it looks like the Spurs have found another solid contributor in the second round.
The former Mississippi State Bulldog averaged 13 points, 2.5 rebounds, and 2 assists per game while shooting 50% from the field during two impressive games in the Salt Lake Summer League.
And he followed that up with a strong start to the Las Vegas Summer League schedule with 19 points on 6-of-14 shooting with 7 rebounds, 2 assists, and 2 steals in his lone appearance thus far.
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Weatherspoon entered the NBA as one of the most decorated players in the history of Mississippi State basketball.
According to the Spurs’ press release of the signing, he is one of just three players in school history to score 2,000 points in his college career. And he capped off his illustrious four years with the Bulldogs by averaging 18.5 points, 4.7 rebounds, 2.8 assists, and 1.68 steals per game as a senior last season.
The 6′ 4″ guard projects as a strong defender with the capability of becoming an efficient scorer on the offensive end of the floor.
This sort of commitment from the organization is notable considering the Spurs’ roster is already stacked at the guard position with DeMar DeRozan, Bryn Forbes, Dejounte Murray, Derrick White, Patty Mills, Marco Belinelli, and Lonnie Walker on the squad.
Because of that guard depth, Weatherspoon will probably spend most of his first year in Austin with the G League Spurs as most of their recent draft picks have.
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We’ll continue to watch Weatherspoon’s develoment as the Spurs’ Summer League schedule continues, and he’ll be fighting for a roster spot once training camp time rolls around.