The Austin Spurs made three selections in the 2017 NBA G League Draft, which took place on Saturday afternoon.
Each team is only obligated to make three selections in the four round draft.
The Spurs only had three selections in the draft after trading their 2017 first round pick last year to the Northern Arizona Suns in exchange for Cory Jefferson.
Here’s a breakdown of each pick:
TUCKER HAYMOND | G/F | 6’6″ | 220 LBS
It’s an early birthday present for wing out of Western Michigan.
Tucker Haymond, who turns 23 at the end of the month, went undrafted in the 2017 NBA Draft. A starter all four years in college, Tucker averaged 14.8 points, 5.1 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game his senior season.
Offensively, Haymond’s passing ability and quick shot release are real strengths. He’s also a solid 3-point shooter and can play the wing in small-ball lineups.
Defensively, Haymond has enough athleticism and length to hold his own against smaller guards and to clog passing lanes.
ANTHONY BEANE JR. | G | 6’2″ | 190 LBS
The name should be familiar to diehard Austin Spurs and G League fans.
Anthony Beane, Jr. was drafted 26th overall in the 2016 G League Draft by the Oklahoma City Blue, before being traded to the Austin Spurs in exchange for Bryce Cotton. Beane was eventually waived out of training camp.
The 23-year-old Beane spent last season overseas with PBC Lukoil Academic of Bulgaria’s National Basketball League, where he averaged 8.5 points and 2.5 rebounds in 18 minutes off the bench.
COREY ALLEN, JR. | G | 6’1″ | 210 LBS
Corey Allen already has a small connection to the Spurs organization. Former San Antonio Spurs guard Rod Strickland is an assistant coach with the University of South Florida, where Allen played two years of ball.
More recently, the 25-year-old guard played in the Georgian Super Liga for BC Armia, where he was an absolute beast.
Allen averaged 17.6 points, 4.8 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 3.1 steals in 36 minutes per game. He also shot 48 percent from the field and 36 percent from beyond the arc.
If he makes it out of training camp, Allen could be in the mix to start at point guard for Austin. Allen is extremely crafty and athletic, with a knack for driving into the paint. He’s also a streaky 3-point shooter and a great on-ball defender.