Josh Huestis

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Josh Huestis
Josh Huestis OKC Blues.JPG
Huestis with the Oklahoma City Blue in 2016
No. 34 – Austin Spurs
Position Small forward
League NBA G League
Personal information
Born (1991-12-19) December 19, 1991 (age 26)
Webster, Texas
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight 230 lb (104 kg)
Career information
High school C. M. Russell (Great Falls, Montana)
College Stanford (2010–2014)
NBA draft 2014 / Round: 1 / Pick: 29th overall
Selected by the Oklahoma City Thunder
Playing career 2014–present
Career history
2014–2015 Oklahoma City Blue
20152018 Oklahoma City Thunder
2015–2017 →Oklahoma City Blue
2018–present Austin Spurs
Career highlights and awards

Joshua Sutton Huestis (born December 19, 1991) is an American professional basketball player for the Austin Spurs of the NBA G League. He played college basketball for Stanford University.

High school career

Considered a three-star recruit by ESPN.com, Huestis was listed as the No. 48 power forward in the nation in 2010.[1] Huestis attended Charles M. Russell High School in Great Falls, MT.

College career

Huestis spent four seasons at Stanford and averaged 7.5 points, 6.2 rebounds and 1.4 blocks in 135 career games. During both his junior and senior seasons, Huestis was named to the Pac-12 Defensive Team and at the conclusion of his sophomore season, he received Pac-12 Defensive Team Honorable Mention honors. In 2013–14, Huestis scored in double-figures on 19 occasions while leading Stanford in rebounding (8.2 rpg) and blocks (1.9 bpg). He concluded his collegiate career as the all-time leading shot blocker in Cardinal history.[2]

Professional career

Oklahoma City Blue (2014–2015)

On June 26, 2014, Huestis was selected with the 29th overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft by the Oklahoma City Thunder.[3][4] He later joined the Thunder for the 2014 NBA Summer League.[5] On November 4, 2014, he was acquired by the Oklahoma City Blue of the NBA Development League.[6] On November 14, he made his professional debut in a 111–105 loss to the Maine Red Claws, recording 10 points, nine rebounds and two assists in 37 minutes.[7] In 46 games for the Blue in 2014–15, he averaged 10.2 points, 5.6 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 1.5 blocks per game.[8]

Oklahoma City Thunder (2015–2018)

On July 30, 2015, Huestis signed with the Thunder.[9] On March 24, 2016, he made his NBA debut in a 113–91 win over the Utah Jazz, recording three points in five minutes off the bench.[10] On April 16, Huestis made his debut in the playoffs, recording one rebound in eight minutes off the bench in a Game 1 victory over the Dallas Mavericks.[11]

During his rookie and sophomore seasons, Huestis received multiple assignments to the Oklahoma City Blue. He was one of the first domestic draft-and-stash prospects, playing for the Blue instead of heading overseas to develop. Huestis saw a vast increase in his minutes during the 2017-18 season, playing in 69 games and becoming a regular part of the player rotation. [12][13]

Austin Spurs (2018–present)

On October 9, 2018, Huestis signed with the San Antonio Spurs[14], but was later waived by the Spurs on October 11.[15] Later Huestis was reported to have signed with their G League affiliate the Austin Spurs on October 17.[16]On October 22, Huestis was included in Austin’s training camp roster, [17] and on October 31, Huestis was included in Austin's opening night roster. [18]

NBA career statistics

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2015–16 Oklahoma City 5 0 11.0 .417 .667 .000 2.0 .0 .2 .4 2.8
2016–17 Oklahoma City 2 0 15.5 .545 .500 .000 4.5 1.5 .0 1.5 7.0
2017–18 Oklahoma City 69 10 14.2 .330 .287 .300 2.3 .3 .2 .6 2.3
Career 76 10 14.1 .346 .312 .240 2.4 0.3 0.2 0.6 2.5

Playoffs

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2016 Oklahoma City 2 0 5.1 .333 .500 .000 1.5 .0 .0 .0 1.5
2018 Oklahoma City 4 0 4.8 .500 .000 .500 .8 .0 .3 .3 .8
Career 6 0 4.9 .400 .500 .500 1.0 .0 .2 .2 1.0

Personal Life

Huestis has worked on an online blog, Through the Lens. He has discussed dealing with depression and existential crises.

References

  1. ^ "Josh Huestis Recruiting Profile". ESPN.com. November 13, 2015.
  2. ^ "#24 Josh Huestis". GoStanford.com. Retrieved July 26, 2014.
  3. ^ "Thunder Acquires Mitch McGary, Josh Huestis and Draft Rights to Semaj Christon in the 2014 Draft". NBA.com. June 27, 2014. Retrieved July 26, 2014.
  4. ^ "Thunder Gets Diligent Worker in Huestis". NBA.com. July 2, 2014. Retrieved July 26, 2014.
  5. ^ "Thunder Announces Summer League Roster". NBA.com. July 5, 2014. Retrieved July 26, 2014.
  6. ^ "Oklahoma City Blue Announces Training Camp Roster". NBA.com. November 4, 2014. Archived from the original on November 6, 2014. Retrieved November 4, 2014.
  7. ^ "Babb, Taylor Spoil Christon's Oklahoma City Debut". NBA.com. November 14, 2015. Retrieved March 25, 2016.
  8. ^ "Josh Huestis D-League Stats". Basketball-Reference.com. November 13, 2015.
  9. ^ "Thunder Signs Josh Huestis". NBA.com. July 30, 2015. Retrieved July 30, 2015.
  10. ^ "Durant's 20 points lead Thunder past Jazz 113-91". NBA.com. March 25, 2016. Retrieved March 25, 2016.
  11. ^ "Westbrook, Durant lead Thunder past Mavericks in Game 1". NBA.com. April 16, 2016. Retrieved April 16, 2016.
  12. ^ "All-Time NBA Assignments". NBA.com. Retrieved December 6, 2016.
  13. ^ "2016-17 NBA Assignments". NBA.com. Retrieved December 5, 2016.
  14. ^ "SPURS SIGN JOSH HUESTIS". NBA.com. October 9, 2018. Retrieved October 9, 2018.
  15. ^ "SPURS WAIVE JOSH HUESTIS". NBA.com. October 11, 2018. Retrieved October 11, 2018.
  16. ^ "Josh Huestis: Heads to G League". CBS Sports. October 18, 2018. Retrieved October 18, 2018.
  17. ^ "Austin Spurs Announce 2018 Training Camp Roster". NBA.com. October 22, 2018. Retrieved October 22, 2018.
  18. ^ "Austin Spurs Announce 2018-19 Opening Night Roster". NBA.com. October 31, 2018. Retrieved October 31, 2018.

External links

  • Career statistics and player information from NBA.com, or Basketball-Reference.com
  • Stanford bio
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