It’s a great week for the Spieth Brothers. Well, every week is probably great for the fraternal duo that features a 6’6 forward with a freshly printed Ivy League degree and a golf prodigy who, at 23, has already earned $29.5 million on the tour.
But this week is an especially good one. In the span of a few days, Jordan holed out from the bunker to win the Travelers Championship in dramatic fashion, thereby grabbing his 10th PGA Tour victory, and Steven Spieth learned that he would be playing for the Dallas Mavericks in the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas.
Spieth is a Dallas native, so the Mavs seem like a good fit for the local. Plus, after an illustrious career at Brown, Spieth has earned a look by an NBA team.
As a four-year starter at Brown, he tallied 1,367 points in his career, fifth best on Brown’s all-time scoring list. In his senior season, he averaged 17.3 points, six boards, and 3.3 assists per game.
At 6’6 and 220 pounds, Spieth certainly has NBA size, and he has also shown a propensity to attack the basket in transition and finish at the rim.
While he is a tough, physical presence on the court, he is also a good shooter from deep. He rang up a 40.7 percent shooting from beyond the arc in his senior season.
Last year, Spieth told me that he had ambitions to play overseas after graduation. Now, with NBA dreams on the horizon, he can set his sights a little bit higher.