USA Basketball announced last week that former Park View High School standout and San Antonio Spurs second-year guard Keldon Johnson has been named to the 2021 U.S. Olympic men’s basketball roster.
Johnson is the third player in San Antonio franchise history to be named to the U.S. Olympic team after playing for the Spurs, joining David Robinson (1992, 1996) and Tim Duncan (2004). He also becomes the 32nd player in Spurs history to suit up for San Antonio and represent their country at the Olympics.
Originally named to the 2021 USA Basketball Select Team on July 1, Johnson participated in the national team’s training camp in Las Vegas and played in two exhibition games, averaging 5.5 points and 2.5 rebounds in appearances against Australia and Argentina.
He was named to the team after Bradley Beal was ruled out due to COVID-19 protocol.
“I’m blessed and honored to be an Olympian,” he said.
In his sophomore season for the Spurs, Johnson averaged 12.8 points and 6.0 rebounds in 28.5 minutes in being named to the 2021 NBA Rising Stars Roster. He became the first player in his first two seasons to average at least 12.0 points and 6.0 rebounds since Duncan in 1998-99.
Added alongside Nuggets center Javale McGee, Johnson joins previously announced U.S. Olympic Team members 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).
Team USA, which is coached by Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich, will compete in the Summer Olympic Games from July 23 - August 8 in Tokyo, Japan.
Keldon is the son of Chris and Rochelle Johnson of Brodnax.