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The San Antonio Spurs Select Keldon Johnson With the No. 29 Pick

With the No. 29 pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, the San Antonio Spurs select Keldon Johnson out of the University of Kentucky.

It was initially reported that the Cleveland Cavaliers were going to select Johnson at No. 26, but the franchise pivoted at the last second, selecting Dylan Windler out of Belmont instead.

Either way, Johnson has finally found his destination and is the third Wildcat to be drafted in the first round, joining PJ Washington (Hornets) and Tyler Herro (Heat).

The former Wildcat averaged 13.5 points and 5.9 rebounds during his one year in Lexington. This is the team I wanted Johnson to find his way to from the jump. It just took a bit longer than expected for him to get there. This is the perfect situation for Johnson to begin his NBA career.

Another NBA Draft, another group of Kentucky players moving on to the pros. Rinse and repeat.

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Article written by Zack Geoghegan

Recruiting reporter for KSR. Follow me on Twitter: @ZGeogheganKSR

31 Comments for The San Antonio Spurs Select Keldon Johnson With the No. 29 Pick



  1. John Capilari
    10:43 pm June 20, 2019 Permalink

    Are you sure?



  2. 4everUKblue
    10:43 pm June 20, 2019 Permalink

    Well that was worth the wait to go to a good team.



  3. justgettingstartedbro
    10:44 pm June 20, 2019 Permalink

    They must suffer from premature announciation!



  4. bigbluenationmbb
    10:45 pm June 20, 2019 Permalink

    Shouldn’t have signed with an agent lost out on money hopefully he proves everyone wrong



  5. UKinMKY
    10:45 pm June 20, 2019 Permalink

    So glad that the Cavs didn’t actually take him. Absolutely phenomenal landing spot for Keldon.



  6. kentuckybackupplayer
    10:45 pm June 20, 2019 Permalink

    Way to go San Antonio Cavaliers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



  7. Alamo_Cats
    10:46 pm June 20, 2019 Permalink

    Come on down Keldon 🙂



  8. Dark Soul
    10:47 pm June 20, 2019 Permalink

    Did Bilas just say he staus in front of his man? Thats not quiye how i remembered the season. I think he will be a good NBA player but he has a looooong way to go on defense.



  9. BlueDeuce
    10:48 pm June 20, 2019 Permalink

    YES!!!! Finally a Kentucky player at San Antonio!! Now I can actually go to the games and pull for the Spurs instead of the other teams with Kentucky guys! [email protected]



    • TexasJoe
      11:22 pm June 20, 2019 Permalink

      That’s what I’m saying, been waiting for 6 years since I moved to San Antonio, gotta buy a Keldon jersey as soon as they are available!



    • BlueDeuce
      11:56 pm June 20, 2019 Permalink

      I’ve been here 11 years waiting!



  10. UKnowMe
    10:49 pm June 20, 2019 Permalink

    Scoop Lemond must have been the one passing along the breaking news.



  11. timw0716
    10:54 pm June 20, 2019 Permalink

    Blaming it on Cavs management…lol!



  12. a21CATSfan
    10:54 pm June 20, 2019 Permalink

    This is a great pick for the Spurs, and a great fit for Keldon. Hey KSR writers, you don’t have to follow Matty’s lead on everything. I know he loves to create news before it happens, and announce things that the actual player hasn’t even announced yet, but give it a rest. CATS



    • UKinIN
      11:31 pm June 20, 2019 Permalink

      May different wording? “Being reported Cavaliers will select Keldon Johnson”?



  13. Bobbum Man
    10:55 pm June 20, 2019 Permalink

    Yikes…. happy for him that he landed with a good team and a great coach and organization. But man he coulda made himself a lot of money with another season, then again I get the injury risk and all that… best of luck to him time to go earn that second contract!



  14. 4everUKblue
    11:09 pm June 20, 2019 Permalink

    And the first ever wardrobe change at the NBA Draft…



  15. michaelb
    12:21 am June 21, 2019 Permalink

    Once again … proving that mock drafts are virtually useless – and of course there are ppl paid gross amounts of money to do so. Lol only in America



  16. MacAssassin123
    12:37 am June 21, 2019 Permalink

    I hope Kerry Johnson was Watching because that could be him next year?



  17. AtlKatFan
    10:17 am June 21, 2019 Permalink

    Congrats to Keldon! Well done. I love his attitude and the way he uses the board on bank shots… lost art these days! He’ll do great in NBA! lots of upside potential.



  18. MacAssassin123
    11:57 am June 21, 2019 Permalink

    Sorry I meant Kerry Blackshear