video: Celtics Take Louisville’s Rozier, 3 Other Players in NBA Draft
Friday, June 26, 2015
The Celtics would go on to selected R. J. Hunter, a guard from Memphis State at #28, Jordan Mickey from LSU at 33 and shooting guard Marcus Thornton, from William and Mary with the 45th pick.
Terry Rozier is a 6'2" guard from the University of Louisville who averaged 17 points, three assists and six rebounds in 35 minutes of play per game as a sophomore this past season for the Cardinals.
Rozier has a wingspan of 6'8 1/4" and sported a 38" vertical at the NBA combine. However, Rozier is not a great shooter. In his sophomore season, Rozier shot 30% from three-point land which was a seven percent drop from the 37 % he shot his freshman season.
The Celtics are hoping that his size and length will help them on the defensive end.
See Terry Rozier's official highlight real below:
R.J. Hunter is a 6'6" 185 pound shooting guard from Georgia State where he averaged a career high 20 points and five rebounds per game for the Panthers. However, Hunter only shot 39 percent from the field and and 30 percent from behind the arc.
Hunter made himself known in the 2015 NCAA tournament when he brought Georgia State back from 12 points down against third seeded Baylor and then buried a game winning three-pointer to pull off the huge upset.
The shot sent Hunter's coach, his father, to the floor in celebration.
See the shot below
The Celtics selected LSU forward Jordan Mickey with the first pick of the second round.
Mickey is a 6'8" power forward from Dallas who averaged 15 points, 10 rebounds and four blocked shots per game in two seasons at LSU.
Mickey's four blocked shots per game was the best in the country.
See Jordan Mickey's highlight reel below.
With the 45th pick in the draft, the Celtics selected Marcus Thornton, a 6'4" shooting guard from William and Mary.
Thornton leaves William and Mary as one of the greatest players in program history, holding records for three-pointers made, games played, three-pointers made per game, minutes played and minutes played per game.
Thornton averaged 20 points and ranked 17 nationally in scoring during his senior season. Thornton averaged 24 points per game during the CAA tournament, including a 37 point game in the semifinals against Hofstra.
See Marcus Thornton's highlight Reel Below
What to Take From the Celtics Draft
The biggest takeaway from the Celtics draft is that the C's now have a log jam at the guard position.The incoming rookies, Thornton, Rozier and Hunter join Avery Bradley, Marcus Smart, Isaiah Thomas and Evan Turner.
Boston taking three guards in the 2015 draft follows in the footsteps of the 2014 draft in which the Celtics took two guards, Marcus Smart and James Young.
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