Player: Quinndary Weatherspoon
College: Mississippi State (2015-2019)
Height/Weight: 6-foot-4, 207 pounds
NBA Team/NBA G League Affiliate: San Antonio Spurs/Austin Spurs
College Breakdown: Quinndary Weatherspoon spent four seasons at Mississippi State before being drafted No. 49 overall in the 2019 NBA Draft by the San Antonio Spurs. Weatherspoon was named to the All-SEC First Team during his senior year and earned All-SEC Second Team honors during his junior and sophomore seasons with the Bulldogs. The Mississippi-native is one of three players in MSU history to record at least 2,000 career points. Weatherspoon can be found all over the SEC record books, finishing his career 1st all-time in points produced, 7th in minutes played and offensive rating, 9th in field goals made and 10th in points scored. The former Bulldog averaged a career-best 18.5 points per game during his senior campaign, adding 4.7 rebounds per game, 2.8 assists per game and 1.7 steals per game, which ranked 7th in the conference.
Scouting Report: With a 6-foot-9 wingspan and plenty of ball skills, Weatherspoon projects to be a combo guard in the NBA, with enough length to defend point guards through small forwards. The former Mississippi State star is an extremely aggressive scorer, pouring in points efficiently at all three levels of the floor. Weatherspoon shot 39.6% from beyond the arc during his final NCAA season and is more than capable of hitting shots off the dribble or off the catch in the corners. On the defensive end, Weatherspoon’s toughness and high-motor make up for a lack of elite athleticism, while his defensive instincts are an added bonus.
Organizational Fit: The Spurs will happily welcome a player with as much high-level college experience as Quinndary Weatherspoon into their organization. While Derrick White, Dejounte Murray, Marco Belinelli, DeMar DeRozan, Bryn Fobes and Patty Mills are all locked in to the Spurs rotation, the organization has shown an impressive ability to develop their young guards in the NBA G League. White, Murray, Forbes, Mills and Lonnie Walker, as recently as last year, have made tremendous strides in their game while spending time with the Austin Spurs. Austin head coach Blake Ahearn is one of the best player developers in the NBA G League and is sure to do a great job of preparing Weatherspoon for the association like he has so many others in the past. The Spurs and Weatherspoon look like a perfect match for the future.
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