Celtics select 18-year-old French pro Juhann Begarin in 2nd round of NBA Draft
1 month ago - By WMUR
Boston selected 18-year-old French wing player Juhann Begarin with the No. 45 pick, the second straight year it has added an overseas player likely a few years away from playing an NBA game.
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Celtics select 19-year-old French guard with 45th pick in NBA draft
1 month ago - By Boston Herald
Brad Stevens, with more immediate concerns about his roster, went overseas with the 45th pick in the NBA draft last night.
The Celtics president picked Juhann Begarin, a 6-foot-6 combo guard from France who played for Paris Basket. At the age of 19, the athletic Begarin - known at the moment for his explosiveness in transition - has years of development ahead.
Though director of player personnel Austin Ainge said earlier this week that it wasn't necessarily true the Celtics would look to “stash” a draft pick overseas for the second year in a row, that may be true in this instance.
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