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Boston Celtics select Ante Zizic with the 23rd pick

Big international man.

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The Celtics have selected the Croatian big man Ante Zizic.  The Celtics were not expected to use all their picks on guys that would be in camp in the Fall, so you can expect both Yabusele and Zizic to be draft-and-stash guys.

Ante is a high energy big man with toughness that operates in the paint on both ends of the floor.

Kevin O'Connor's draft guide indicates that he's an at-rim finisher, screener, and rebounder but has limitations away from the rim, as a passer, and on defense.

Sounds to me like he's a project that could develop his defense overseas and become an asset for the Celtics some time down the line.

The Celtics passed on highly ranked guys like Skal Labissiere, Deyonta Davis, and others.

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