Former Michigan State Spartans hooper Matt Costello, a 6-foot-10, 240-pound forward who spent last season with the Iowa Energy (now Wolves) of the NBA G League has signed a two-way contract with the San Antonio Spurs. Team policy dictates that terms would not be released.
After a four-year career playing for Tom Izzo in East Lansing, Costello became the team’s all-time leading shot blocker with 146 blocks. He earned All-Big Ten honors during his senior season averaging 10.7 points, 8.2 rebounds and 1.2 blocks while playing nearly 23 minutes per game.
Undrafted in the 2016 NBA Draft, Costello played with the Atlanta Hawks during the preseason averaging 4.0 points and 3.5 rebounds. He then spent the season with the Energy in the G League where he performed admirably while starting 14 of the 23 games he played in. Costello averaged 9.5 points, 10.2 rebounds, 1.9 blocks and 1.25 blocks in Iowa.
He played with the Orlando Magic during the Orlando Summer League before joining the Minnesota Timberwolves in the 2017 MGM Resorts Summer League in Las Vegas. He led the league in rebounding (12.0 per game) and averaged a double-double with 11.3 points. He also averaged 1.75 steals and 1.25 blocks while playing 25.8 minutes.
Costello will spend the majority of the season with the Spurs G League affiliate, the Austin Spurs.