February 23, 2024

Rising Spurs star Keldon Johnson heads to Tokyo to represent Team USA basketball in Summer Olympics

It’s is exciting to report that San Antonio Spurs guard Keldon Johnson has been named to the 2020 U.S. Olympic Men’s Basketball roster.

Johnson has been the third Spur member in their franchise history to be named to the U.S. Olympic team. Before it was Tim Duncan in 2004 and David Robinson in both 1992 and 1996.

Johnson has become the 32nd player in the Spurs franchise history to suit up for San Antonio and to represent Team USA at the olympics.

The 21-year-old has been playing with the USA Select team and developed into a favorite.

Last season, Johnson had averaged 12.8 points with 6.0 rebounds in 28.5 minutes. He has been named to the 2021 NBA Rising Stars Roster. Also, Johnson became the first player in his first two seasons with the Spurs to average at least 12.0 points on the board and 6.0 rebounds since Tim Duncan in 1998 – 99.

Johnson will be joining other members of the NBA such as Bam Adebayo (Miami Heat),  Devin Booker (Phoenix Suns), Kevin Durant (Brooklyn Nets), Jerami Grant (Detroit Pistons), Draymond Green (Golden State Warriors), Jrue Holiday (Milwaukee Bucks), Zach LaVine (Chicago Bulls), Damian Lillard (Portland Trail Blazers), Khris Middleton (Milwaukee Bucks) and Jayson Tatum (Boston Celtics).

San Antonio Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich will be the head coach of the Summer Olympic games in Tokyo that take place from July 23rd through August 8th in Japan.

The Olympics were supposed to be held last year but had been postponed to the summer of 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

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