SAN ANTONIO — San Antonio Spurs rookie Keldon Johnson shined bright scoring a career-high in the NBA with 21 points in the team's scrimmage win over the Pacers ahead of their first regular-season game in Orlando.
It was one of Johnson's best games and he showed why he was selected by the Spurs in the 2019 NBA Draft.
Following the win, Johnson spoke with "Coach B," the Director of Basketball Operations of the Boo Williams Summer League in Virginia.
In case you did not know, the Spurs guard honed his skills at the Boo Williams Summer League where his BSWL jersey is retired and hangs at the Boo Williams Sportsplex.
During his chat, Johnson and "Coach B" got a chance to catch up where a few notable things surfaced that Spurs fans may find interesting.
Johnson revealed why he wears jersey No. 3 and it has to do with Thunder's Chris Paul and him being the third child in his family.
"Growing up, I was the third child," Johnson said. "And when I was growing up, Chris Paul was my favorite player. I watched a lot of his highlights when I was younger."
Said Johnson: "I was the third child and it all came in line."
Johnson may not have played with or against Tim Duncan in the NBA but he sure is getting some lessons on the block from the Spurs legend.
The Spurs guard spoke about being schooled in the post by Duncan.
"He's a great guy. We learn so many things on and off the court," he said. "We've played one-one-one a little bit."
When asked if Duncan showed him who is best in the post, Johnson quipped, "You know!"
Seems Duncan still has it.
Johnson is getting plenty of NBA lessons and advice from team veterans Rudy Gay and DeMar DeRozan and he is appreciating the pair in his rookie season.
"They just want to see you get better and play better each and every game. They're great vets. Great people in general," Johnson said.
For the full interview check out the video below where Johnson talks about the draft process and more with "Coach B."