Spurs announce Summer League Roster

The San Antonio Spurs today announced their roster for the 2019 Salt Lake City Summer League, which takes place from July 1-3 at Vivint Smart Home Arena.

This year’s rosters includes Spurs guard Lonnie Walker IV and forward Chimezie Metu, along with 2019 draft selections Luka Samanic (19th overall pick), Keldon Johnson (29th overall pick) and Quinndary Weatherspoon (49th overall pick).

In his first season with the Silver and Black, Walker IV appeared in 17 games, averaging 2.6 points and 1.0 rebounds in 6.9 minutes. He also saw action in 29 games with the Austin Spurs, San Antonio’s G League affiliate, averaging 16.6 points, 2.9 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 27.3 minutes. Between last year’s Utah and Las Vegas Summer Leagues, Walker IV averaged 11.2 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 26.8 minutes in six total games.

Metu saw action in 29 games for the Spurs last season, averaging 1.8 points and 1.2 rebounds in 5.0 minutes. The former USC Trojan also spent time in Austin appearing in 26 games, averaging 14.0 points, 7.4 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.54 blocks in 27.3 minutes. Metu played in five games during last year’s Summer Leagues in Utah and Las Vegas, averaging 11.4 points, 7.6 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 21.4 minutes.

Samanic spent the 2018-19 season with KK Olimpija, averaging 9.1 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.3 steals in 19.6 minutes in Slovenian League play. The 19-year-old from Zagreb, Croatia saw action in 12 games in the FIBA Champions League, recording 8.2 points and 5.0 rebounds in 19.4 minutes. Samanic began his professional career in Spain in 2016 and is just the fourth player born in Croatia to be drafted in NBA history.

Johnson was named the SEC Freshman of the Year in his lone season at the University of Kentucky, contributing 13.5 points, 5.9 boards and 1.6 assists in 30.7 minutes while playing in all 37 games. The 19-year-old guard helped lift the Wildcats to the Elite Eight at the 2019 NCAA Tournament after earning All-SEC Second Team and SEC All-Freshman team honors.

Weatherspoon spent four seasons at Mississippi State and is one of just three players in school history to accumulate over 2,000 career points. He earned All-SEC honors in his final three seasons, including a spot on the All-SEC First Team in his senior year when he posted a career-best 18.5 points per game to go along with 4.7 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.68 steals.

Austin Spurs head coach Blake Ahearn will take over head coaching responsibilities in Salt Lake City. 

     2019 SAN ANTONIO SPURS SALT LAKE CITY SUMMER LEAGUE ROSTER

No. Player Pos. Ht. Wt. DOB Prior to NBA/Home Country Yrs  
  1

3

7

14

15

17

19

23

24

26

28

30

31

33

34

35

41

Lonnie Walker IV

Keldon Johnson

Chimezie Metu

Drew Eubanks

Quinndary Weatherspoon

Josh Magette

Luka Samanic

Terry Larrier

Kenny Williams

Ben Moore

Darel Poirier

Jordan Green

Travis Bader

Jeff Ledbetter

Darius Morris

Jordan Barnett

Thomas Robinson

 

G

G/F

F

C

G

G

F

F

G

F

F/C

G

G

G

G

F

F

6-5

6-6

6-10

6-10

6-4

6-1

6-10

6-8

6-4

6-8

6-11

6-5

6-5

6-3

6-4

6-7

6-10

205

210

215

245

205

160

215

192

185

220

225

190

190

195

195

215

235

12/14/98

10/11/99

03/22/97

02/01/97

09/10/96

11/28/89

09/01/00

08/15/95

11/18/96

05/13/95

07/27/97

05/05/93

07/02/91

06/15/88

01/03/91

12/31/95

03/17/91

Miami/USA

Kentucky/USA

USC/Nigeria

Oregon State/USA

Mississippi State/USA

Alabama-Huntsville/USA

KK Olimpija/Croatia

Connecticut/USA

North Carolina/USA

Southern Methodist/USA

Capital City Go-Go/France

Texas A&M/USA

Oakland/USA

Idaho/USA

Michigan/USA

Missouri/USA

Kansas/USA

1

R

1

1

R

1

R

R

R

1

R

R

R

R

4

R

5

 
Head Coach: Blake Ahearn  
Asst. Coaches: Mitch Johnson Billy Donovan III  
Matt Nielsen Lorena Infantes Nunez  
Edneisha Curry Tomislav Mijatovic  

2019 SAN ANTONIO SPURS SALT LAKE CITY SUMMER LEAGUE SCHEDULE                                   

DATE OPPONENT LOCATION TIPOFF TV
Mon, 7/1 Cleveland Vivint Smart Home Arena 6 p.m. NBA TV
Tue, 7/2 Memphis Vivint Smart Home Arena 6 p.m. NBA TV
Wed, 7/3 Utah Vivint Smart Home Arena 8 p.m. NBA TV

*All times CDT

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