2018 San Antonio Spurs Summer League player Jaron Blossomgame is turning heads.
After a full season in Austin with the G League Spurs and helping guide the team to the 2018 G League title, Blossomgame is looking like he might be ready for the next level - the NBA.
Whether in Utah or Las Vegas, Jaron is getting noticed.
And it may be enough to net himself a training camp invite once the 2018-19 NBA season rolls around.
"Him playing well obviously impacts his chances positively," said Summer League Head Coach Will Hardy following the team's game versus the Blazers.
In Utah, Blossomgame finished with averages of 11.7 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 1.7 assists in 23.3 minutes. Currently in Las Vegas, he is posting 15.0 points, 9.5 rebounds and 67-percent shooting through three games.
The 6-7, 220 pound forward is blossoming on the court this summer, putting up solid numbers but if he wants to be competing for a roster spot in San Antonio, there are aspects of his game he'll need to focus on.
"Just staying aggressive," said Hardy. "He really has the ability to defend and rebound and so we're trying to stay on him to impose his physicality on the game, every game."
Jaron was not called up to the Spurs during his rookie campaign but did post impressive numbers in Austin - 16.5 points, 57-percent shooting, 8.2 rebounds and 1.4 assists for the season.
And having a full season learning the Spurs' system coupled with those notable numbers has allowed San Antonio to turn its head at a blossoming player in the waiting.
"He's been in our program for a year in Austin," Hardy said. "He's somebody we know really well and he's having a good summer so far."
(Courtesy of John Karalis Reds Army)