Quinndary Weatherspoon’s name wasn’t showing up on many mock drafts in the days preceding the NBA Draft, but the Mississippi State star did hear his name called, and by one of the most successful franchises in the league of recent years. Weatherspoon will head to Texas to play for the San Antonio Spurs following being picked with the 49th pick in the second round.
— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) June 21, 2019
Weatherspoon led the Bulldogs back to the NCAA Tournament in 2019, averaging 18 points and 5 rebounds per game, earning All-SEC honors along the way. He finished his MSU career with 2012 points, good for third all time in school history. Weatherspoon’s versatility was possibly his biggest plus, a player than can handle the ball, shoot from distance, create his own shot, and play solid defense should quickly endear himself to a coach like Gregg Popovich. Weatherspoon becomes the first MSU player drafted since Arnett Moultrie went 27th overall to the Miami Heat in 2012.
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