The Austin Spurs introduced their roster for the 2018-2019 NBA G-League season to the Austin-area media on Wednesday. The team returns as the reigning champions as they begin their thirteen season.
DeJuan Blair is returning to the Spurs. Sort of… The San Antonio Spurs selected Blair with 37th overall pick in the 2009 NBA draft. In his first NBA game, he posted a double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds in 23 minutes against the New Orleans Hornets. He became just the third Spurs rookie, along with David Robinson and Tim Duncan, to record a double-double in his debut with the team. Blair left the Spurs in 2013, spending time with other NBA teams and playing overseas.
Jaron Blossomgame was a member of the Austin Spurs 2017 – 2018 NBA G-League Championship Team and is one of five returning players. He averaged 16.5 points and 8.2 rebounds per game in 50 games with Austin. Blossomgame was selected 59th pick in the 2017 NBA Draft by the San Antonio Spurs.
Amida Brimah was a member of the Austin Spurs 2017 – 2018 NBA G-League Championship Team and is one of five returning players. He averaged 6.6 points, 7.4 rebounds and 2.6 blocks per game in 48 games with Austin. Brimah was included in the 2017 San Antonio Spurs training camp roster and was later added to the Austin Spurs regular season roster.
Connor Burchfield was the #1 pick (26thoverall) of the Austin Spurs in the 2018 NBA G League Draft. Burchfield (6-4, 176) played four seasons at William & Mary where he averaged 6.8 points and 1.9 assists in 111 games played. Connor led the NCAA in three-point field goal percentage in the 2017-2018 season, shooting 52 percent (89-171), and was the Great Clips Men’s 3-Point Champion (2018).
Drew Eubanks signed a two-way contract with the San Antonio Spurs after playing for the Spurs in the NBA Summer League play. Previously Eubanks played for the Oregon State Beavers, declaring for the 2018 NBA draft after his junior year. Eubanks averaged 13.2 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.7 blocks per game in his final season with the Beavers.
Jordan Green was a member of the Austin Spurs 2017 – 2018 NBA G-League Championship Team and is one of five returning players. He averaged 4.2 points and 1.5 rebounds per game in 34 games with Austin. Green became one of two players from local player tryouts that made it on to the Austin Spurs 2017-18 roster. Jordan left a full-time job working at Ernst & Young, a Big Four financial firm in Dallas, to join the G League.
Corey Henderson was a local try-out candidate who earned a position on the final roster over drafted players. Henderson played at Tulsa University appearing in all 31 games and starting in the final 23 contests of the season. He averaged 10.5 points and 2.2 rebounds per game. He led the team with 3-pointer, hitting 53 of 73.
Jeff Ledbetter is starting his third season with the Austin Spurs and was a member of the 2017 – 2018 NBA G-League Championship Team. He averaged 11.2 points and 3.8 assists per game in 44 games with Austin. Jeff wasn’t expected to be with the Spurs with season. He had signed a contract with MHP RIESEN Ludwigsburg of the Basketball Bundesliga but said the chemistry did feel right.
Cameron Rundles is working his way back to the USA. The Wofford College product has spent much of the last seven years playing in Europe with Stella Artois Leuven Bears (Belgium-Euromillions League) and CS Phoenix Galati (Romania-Liga Nationala). The Minnesota native is returning with a wife, two children, and a desire to empress the San Antonio Spurs organization as a local try-out member of the roster.
Julian Washburn is starting his third season with the Austin Spurs and was a member of the 2017 – 2018 NBA G-League Championship Team. He averaged 5 points and 3.2 rebounds per game in 50 games with Austin. Washburn signed an Exhibit 10 deal with the San Antonio Spurs in September but was waived three days later. In October Julian was included in the training camp roster of the Austin Spurs.