If former Austin Toro, Alonzo Gee, is on a mission to secure a roster spot with the Spurs, he may not be very far from achieving just that.
Gee started turning heads as a Toros rookie and he did well enough not only to earn two callups, but he also won the D League Rookie of the Year award.
He was turning heads again on Thursday, scoring 24 points and picking off four steals to lead the Spurs over the Hawks 89-84 in the Spurs’ second summer league game.
After an early feeling out period, the Spurs went on a big run and never looked back, until the second half.
Gee’s countless drives to the rim and James Gist’s emergence kept the Spurs ahead throughout the second quarter.
The Hawks started narrowing the lead in the second half with Jordan Crawford, Trey Gilder and Randolph Morris leading the run.
The Hawks also stepped up defensively and forced the Spurs to shoot desperation threes, but Spurs guard Curtis Jerrells stayed aggressive and put the Spurs team on his back in the final minutes to stay ahead and get the win.
Jerrells finished with 20 points, four assists and four steals. Gary Neal had 16 points and Gist had 10 points.
The Spurs play the Lakers, led by forward Derrick Caracter, today at 3 p.m. CST.