Quinndary Weatherspoon

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Quinndary Weatherspoon
Quinndary Weatherspoon PIT.jpg
Weatherspoon at the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament in April 2019.
No. 15 – San Antonio Spurs
PositionShooting guard / Point guard
LeagueNBA
Personal information
Born (1996-09-10) September 10, 1996 (age 22)
Canton, Mississippi
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High schoolVelma Jackson (Camden, Mississippi)
CollegeMississippi State (2015–2019)
NBA draft2019 / Round: 2 / Pick: 49th overall
Selected by the San Antonio Spurs
Playing career2019–present
Career history
2019–presentSan Antonio Spurs
Career highlights and awards
  • First-team All-SEC (2019)
  • 2× Second-team All-SEC (2017, 2018)
  • SEC All-Freshman Team (2016)
  • 2x Howell Trophy (2018, 2019)

Quinndary Vonta Weatherspoon (born September 10, 1996) is an American professional basketball player for the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played four seasons of college basketball for the Mississippi State Bulldogs, and he was selected by the San Antonio Spurs as the 49th pick in the second round.

Early life[edit]

Born in Canton, Mississippi, Weatherspoon is the son of Sharon and Tommie Weatherspoon and has two younger brothers, Nick and Brandon, who are also basketball players, he began playing basketball in middle school. He starred at Velma Jackson High School, where he was coached by Anthony Carlyle. Velma Jackson won three straight state titles in 2012, 2013 and 2014.[1] Towards the end of his high school career, he was considered a three-star recruit, ranked no. 116 in his class by Rivals.com and later committed to Mississippi State under Ben Howland.

College career[edit]

Weatherspoon was named to the SEC All-Freshman Team,[2] he averaged 12.0 points and 4.7 rebounds per game playing alongside Malik Newman.[3]

He injured his wrist against Boise State on November 21, 2016 and was initially ruled out for the season.[4] After missing several games, Weatherspoon came back;[5] as a sophomore, Weatherspoon averaged 16.5 points and 5.1 rebounds per game.[6] Weatherspoon was named to the Second Team All-SEC as a sophomore.[7]

As a junior, Weatherspoon averaged 14.4 points, 6.0 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game and started every game. He earned the Howell Trophy as the best player in Mississippi.[8] Weatherspoon was named second-team All-SEC.[9] On April 6, 2018, Weatherspoon joined his brother Nick Weatherspoon and Lamar Peters among Mississippi State players to declare for the 2018 NBA draft,[10] he later opted to withdraw from the draft and return to Mississippi State.[11]

In his senior season, Weatherspoon was named first-team All-SEC, he became the program’s third player to score 2,000 career points on March 22, 2019 in an upset loss to Liberty on the 2019 NCAA Tournament.[12]

Professional career[edit]

On June 20, 2019, Weatherspoon was selected with the 49th overall by the San Antonio Spurs in the 2019 NBA draft.[13] Weatherspoon was later listed in the roster of San Antonio Spurs for 2019 NBA Summer League hosted at Vivint Smart Home Arena.[14]

Career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

College[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2015–16 Mississippi State 31 17 27.0 .448 .394 .805 4.7 1.4 1.4 .5 12.0
2016–17 Mississippi State 29 29 31.9 .469 .373 .766 5.1 1.8 1.7 .3 16.5
2017–18 Mississippi State 37 37 31.4 .484 .313 .771 6.0 3.3 1.4 .3 14.4
2018–19 Mississippi State 34 34 34.0 .508 .396 .809 4.7 2.8 1.7 .3 18.5
Career 131 117 31.2 .480 .368 .788 5.2 2.4 1.5 .4 15.4

References[edit]

  1. ^ Greever, Tyler (December 27, 2015). "A Basketball Brotherhood: The Three Weatherspoons". WJTV. Retrieved July 3, 2018.
  2. ^ "2016 SEC Men's Basketball Awards Announced" (Press release). Southeastern Conference. March 8, 2016. Retrieved July 3, 2018.
  3. ^ Parrish, Gary (September 12, 2016). "Recruiting Roundup: Ben Howland building another solid class at Mississippi State". CBS Sports. Retrieved July 3, 2018.
  4. ^ Norlander, Matt (November 22, 2016). "Mississippi State loses Quinndary Weatherspoon for season: 3 things to know". CBS Sports. Retrieved July 3, 2018.
  5. ^ Jones, Paul (July 27, 2017). "MSU's Quinndary Weatherspoon Updates Offseason Rehab Progress". 247sports. Retrieved July 3, 2018.
  6. ^ Cloninger, David (November 4, 2017). "Previewing SEC basketball: Mississippi State". The Post and Courier. Retrieved July 3, 2018.
  7. ^ "2017 SEC Men's Basketball Awards Announced" (Press release). Southeastern Conference. March 7, 2017. Retrieved July 3, 2018.
  8. ^ "Mississippi State's Quinndary Weatherspoon declares for NBA Draft". Clarion Ledger. April 6, 2018. Retrieved July 3, 2018.
  9. ^ "2018 SEC Men's Basketball Awards announced" (Press release). Southeastern Conference. March 6, 2018. Retrieved July 3, 2018.
  10. ^ Coleman, Joel (April 6, 2018). "State's Quinndary Weatherspoon latest to declare for NBA Draft". Starkville Daily News. Retrieved July 3, 2018.
  11. ^ Reiss, Aaron (May 31, 2018). "SEC basketball got a boost after these players withdrew from the NBA Draft". Kansas City Star. Retrieved July 3, 2018.
  12. ^ Eble, Tom (March 22, 2019). "Liberty upsets Mississippi State in round one". wcbi.com. Retrieved March 23, 2019.
  13. ^ "SPURS SELECT LUKA SAMANIC, KELDON JOHNSON AND QUINNDARY WEATHERSPOON IN 2019 NBA DRAFT". NBA.com. June 21, 2019. Retrieved June 21, 2019.
  14. ^ "SPURS ANNOUNCE 2019 SALT LAKE CITY SUMMER LEAGUE ROSTER". NBA.com. June 26, 2019. Retrieved June 26, 2019.

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