Does Keldon Johnson’s brother Kaleb Johnson also play in the NBA? All you need to know

Rising San Antonio Spurs forward Keldon Johnson had a breakout season for San Antonio. Johnson is averaging a career-high 22.7 points, along with 4.9 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 3.7 3-pointers made per game in 14 games. However, Johnson is not the only basketball player in his family.

Keldon also has an older brother named Kaleb Johnson who was trying to make it into the NBA. With that in mind, here’s everything you need to know about Keldon Johnson’s brother’s basketball career.

Kaleb Johnson is a 25-year-old, 6-foot-6 wingman at Georgetown University. Johnson played four seasons at Georgetown from 2015 to 2019 before going undrafted in the 2019 NBA draft.

He finished college averaging 4.3 points, 2.7 rebounds and 0.8 assists per game on 54.6% shooting in 124 games. However, he only played 15.3 minutes per game. Johnson received BIG EAST All-Academic Team honors every year of his collegiate career.

After not being called up in 2019, Johnson had NBA Summer League stints with the Brooklyn Nets and San Antonio Spurs from 2019-2022. He has also played in the NBA G-League for Spurs’ G-League affiliate, the Austin Spurs. This comes after he was drafted by the team in both 2019 and 2021.

In two seasons with the Austin Spurs from 2020 to 2022, Johnson averaged 5.7 points, 3.2 rebounds and 0.6 assists per game on 55.1% shooting. He did so in 15.3 minutes per game over 36 games overall.

Kaleb Johnson has not played a single game in the NBA.

Click here to learn more about Kaleb Johnson’s pro basketball career stats.

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Keldon Johnson’s elite 3-point shooting this season

San Antonio Spurs forward Keldon Johnson
San Antonio Spurs forward Keldon Johnson

After their 130-112 loss to the Sacramento Kings on Thursday night, the San Antonio Spurs are down 6-10 and 13th in the Western Conference.

Spurs have gone 8-1 since their impressive 5-2 start. However, Keldon Johnson’s improvement has given something exciting to Spurs fans. Johnson’s elite 3-point shooting in particular was an extremely impressive development.

With 52 three-pointers, Johnson is tied for the second-most 3-pointers this season, behind only Warriors superstar point guard Steph Curry (72). Johnson has done that in just 14 games. In comparison, he had a career-best 159 3-pointers in 75 games last season. In his first two seasons, Johnson has had just 73 3-pointers in 86 games. Simply put, his improvement was exponential.

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If Johnson can maintain his high level of play, he could be in contention for his first All-Star selection.

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