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Vitor Faverani's very good first day

A legend is born.

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I love training camp, if only for stories like this.  Apparently Vitor banked in a three pointer and Brad Stevens quipped "He might have called [glass], but I couldn't understand him if he called it."

Faverani is already one of my favorites on the team for his off-beat sense of humor.  But it sounds like the guy can actually play a little too.

Camp fire: Boston Celtics Blog - ESPN Boston

But Faverani had a solid all-around debut, according to his coach. "I thought Vitor was pretty good today," said Stevens. "He’s obviously a guy with great size, I think he’s our truest center. And a guy that can shoot the basketball. ... And he did a good job defensively. [Assistant coach] Ron Adams has spent a lot of time with Vitor and really done a nice job with him."

I'll temper my enthusiasm with the knowledge that first-day-of-camp-praise can be pretty fleeting.  I was pretty excited about Darko in training camp at one point too.  Still, this guy might be a nice find for us.  Can't wait to see him on the court for myself.


Vitor Faverani earns solid reviews | Boston Herald

As for where Faverani fits on the Celtics food chain, the coach added, “I think that’ll sort itself out. I think the first step will be how he compares to the other bigs coming out of training camp. I think we’ve got a long way to go, and I say a long way to go. I know it’s a short amount of time (before next Monday’s first preseason game), but these three, four, five days of practice leading to our first exhibition game are going to be telltale.”