Early Look At Draft Prospects

I had planned on doing an article about potential draft prospects for the Celtics at the 25th pick, but Paul Flannery beat me to the punch and did a much better job with it than I would.  Take a minute or two and read the whole thing.

The one name that jumps out to me is the only center listed.

Green Street " An early look at potential Celtics draft prospects

Jordan Williams, Maryland: The comparison has been made to a young Kendrick Perkins because Williams is primarily a post player who has struggled with his conditioning at an early age. Both SI and ESPN have the Celtics taking Williams in their mocks, while Draft Express has him as a mid second-rounder. He made a significant jump in his sophomore season, averaging almost 17 points and 12 rebounds.

A young Perk?  Where do I sign?  (Insert "we could have just signed the original" joke here.)

Other names he mentions include BC's own Reggie Jackson (good name), Dukie Kyle Singler, and of course BYU star Jimmer Fredette.

Another guy that stood out to me was a guy that sounds suspiciously like Rasheed or at least Troy Murphy.

Justin Harper, Richmond: At 6-foot-10, 225 pounds, Harper is one of the best long-range shooting big men in the draft. He averaged 18 points a game and shot almost 45 percent from 3-point range in his senior season for the Spiders capping a college career that saw steady improvement. The Celtics put a premium on big men who can shoot and Harper definitely fits the criteria.

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