The San Antonio Spurs got a steal in the second round of this year’s draft in two-way guard Quinndary Weatherspoon.
When San Antonio Spurs fans heard the name “Quinndary Weatherspoon” called by the NBA’s Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum, most of them shook their heads in disbelief. Amongst the many players with greater name recognition available at the 49th overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, Weatherspoon was an unanticipated selection. Nonetheless, San Antonio is proving itself once more as one of the best talent-evaluating organizations in the league.
In his senior season as a Bulldog, Weatherspoon averaged 18.5 points, 4.7 rebounds and 2.8 assists along with 1.7 steals per contest. He earned his reputation as a noteworthy offensive threat by shooting 50.8 percent on field goal attempts, 39.6 percent from three-point land and 80.9 percent from the charity stripe.
He’s a dynamic ball handler with the ability to score from anywhere on the floor while maintaining his defensive integrity. His stocky frame is filled out at 6-foot-4, but he doesn’t miss a step – lateral quickness was never an issue for Weatherspoon. He’s a ball hound and makes sure to cause headaches for opposing guards and forwards alike.
Following the mold of Derrick White and Dejounte Murray before him, the Spurs will look to help Weatherspoon transform himself into a dynamic playmaker through intense training and the installation of corporate knowledge.
On a two-way deal, Weatherspoon will have an abundance of opportunity to play with the Austin Spurs while remaining an active member of the main group in San Antonio.
Realizing his potential will be a long process and the results won’t show until later on in his career, but this season is crucial in aiding the rookie into a successful playing career in the long term.