C’s Wrap Up Draft With 5 Second Round Picks
After making three selections in the first round, the Boston Celtics concluded their draft night by making five more picks in the second round.
With their first two second round picks, the C's took Michigan State freshman forward Deyonta Davis with the 31st overall pick and Rade Zagorac of Serbia with the 35th pick. Both of those selections were then, reportedly, sent to Memphis in a deal with the Grizzlies that will reportedly bring the C's another first round pick in the 2019 draft.
From there Boston selected Notre Dame guard Demetrius Jackson with the 45th overall pick.
The junior put together his best season statistically last year, averaging 15.8 points, 4.7 assists and 3.5 rebounds per game.
The C's then selected Providence forward Ben Bentil with the 51st overall selection.
Bentil, who declared for the draft after his sophomore year at PC, saw his scoring numbers and minutes per game take a huge leap in the 2015-2016 season. After averaging 6.4 points per game in 21.5 minutes as a freshman, the 6-foot-8 forward averaged 21.1 points in 34.2 minutes a game this past season.
He could get the chance to add some much needed low post scoring to this team.
Boston then concluded its draft party by selecting Iowa State's Abdel Nader with the 58th pick of the night.
Nader, who started his collegiate career with Northern Illinois before transferring to ISU for two years, saw his numbers dip in his first year post-transfer but regain their career form last season.
The selection of the forward was a bit surprising.