Kentucky freshman EJ Montgomery is only a few weeks from finding out if he’ll be getting an NBA contract. He has until May 29 to decide whether or not to return to school, but first he had a workout with an elite NBA franchise.
According to Kentucky Sports Radio, Montgomery worked out with the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday. The workout comes only a few days before the deadline.
The Spurs would be an ideal destination for just about any NBA player. Head coach Gregg Popovich is among the best developers of talent in NBA history, let alone the NBA today.
He posted a photo from the team’s facility on Instagram.
EJ Montgomery worked out with the San Antonio Spurs today 👀
The Spurs have the 19th, 29th and the 49th picks in this year’s draft pic.twitter.com/Hg1jmAaMDJ
— UK Basketball 😼 (@BBNation15) May 22, 2019
Despite being a five-star prospect coming out of high school, Montgomery found minutes rather hard to come by as a freshman. He finished his freshman year with ten starts and averaged 15.1 minutes per game, 3.8 points per game, and 4.1 rebounds per game.
He had one of his best performances coming off the bench against South Carolina. In just 20 minutes on the court, Montgomery recorded a double-double with 11 points and a career-high 13 rebounds.
Montgomery is one of several Kentucky freshman to test the draft as a potential one-and-done, along with Tyler Herro and Keldon Johnson.
Interestingly, the Spurs have never drafted a player from the University of Kentucky. Perhaps that will change next month.