SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- UCLA forward Kyle Anderson was regarded as one of the most talented passers and more unselfish players in the NBA draft this season.
Joining the league's most unselfish and best passing team almost seems too good to be true for the 20-year-old.
The San Antonio Spurs selected Anderson with their first-round pick Thursday, the 30th selection of the NBA Draft.
''My first reaction is wow,'' Anderson said. ''Watching the Spurs since last year's playoffs, I could really tell how well they share the ball. Everybody gets everybody involved. I think that's one of my best attributes coming into this league. I think I could fit in with the offense really well once I get to learn it.''
Anderson, who left the Bruins after his sophomore season, averaged 14.6 points, 8.8 rebounds and 6.5 assists. The 6-foot-9 forward was the first player in Pac-12 history to record 200 rebounds and 200 assists in the same season.
His place with San Antonio could be impacted by the free-agency plans of Boris Diaw, the 6-9 forward whose passing helped sparked the Spurs' five-game victory over the Miami Heat in the NBA Finals.
''He's a great player to watch,'' Anderson said of Diaw. ''He's great the way he can share the ball (and) can knock down open shots. He's a great teammate. Just those qualities can take you very far in the league and that's what it's done with him.''
Diaw, along with Patty Mills and Matt Bonner, is an unrestricted free agent and Aron Baynes is a restricted free agent. Most, if not all, are expected to return as San Antonio attempts to win its sixth NBA championship.
San Antonio also had the 58th and 60th selections in the second round late Thursday.
With Tim Duncan exercising his $10.4 million player option to return for his 19th season rather than retire, the Spurs do not have an immediate need. Depth was one of the team's biggest strengths last season, with its bench averaging a league best 45.1 points per game during the regular season and 41 points in the playoffs.
''I'm going to a great organization in general,'' Anderson said. ''Guys really care about developing their players and that's something you can see from the outside looking in watching such a great team like that and great coaches. So, I'm just really excited to be a part of it.''
The bench could play an even larger role next season.
In addition to continuing to limit the minutes of veterans Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili, the team's depth could ease the early stress for several Spurs who are playing for their respective national teams this summer.
Ginobili will play for Argentina and Mills and Baynes for Australia and in the FIBA Basketball World Cup beginning Aug. 30 in Spain. NBA Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard will attempt to make the U.S. team.