San Antonio Spurs' 2017 second-round draft pick, Jaron Blossomgame, has been doing work in Austin.
Case in point, his recent play versus Agua Calientes.
In a game that went into overtime, Jaron was one of four Austin Spurs players to reach in double-figures. He played 36 minutes on his way to notching his fifth double-double of his career, scoring 16 points and grabbing 14 rebounds in the process.
What made Jaron effective in the overtime win is the way he is already at the ready.
Whether he is gaining deep position in the post to taking his game outside on the perimeter, it is the little things that he does that gets himself into position to making plays.
During the game against the Clippers, when he stretched the defense with his shooting ability, they collapsed on him which set him up for his next move. Put the ball on the floor and attack the basket.
Jaron has a good first step. When he puts his head down and goes he is a tough draw for any defender.
Offensively, the skills are there. Defensively, he is just as active. He picks his spots, he did not try and do too much.
What I like about his game is he seems to always been in attack mode. He is a big body, and knows how to use his size to his advantage.
As he continues to grow under the Spurs' system he will be a factor for San Antonio in the future.
Through 11 games this season Jaron is averaging 15.6 points, 9.1 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 1 steal a game. What is even more impressive, he is shooting 57-percent from the floor and 37.5-percent from beyond the arc.