The Boston Celtics Select Juhann Begarin in the NBA Draft


The Boston Celtics did not have a first-round pick in this years NBA Draft. They traded that selection to the Oklahoma Thunder along with Kemba Walker. 

Celtics fans had to wait until around midnight to learn who Brad Stevens would select. Boston would go on to draft guard Juhann Begarin from France with the No. 45 overall pick.


Begarin is only 18-years-old and will more than likely be a stash pick for the Celtics. He is a native of Guadeloupe who moved with his family to France at 16. 

The new Celtics prospect can shoot the three and play solid defense. He hit 36.4 percent from the 3-point land last season while playing in France.

The Ringer’s Kevin O’Connor broke down Begarin prior to the draft saying he’s “Above-the-rim finisher who can dunk in traffic. He accelerates quickly and fluidly changes directions with the ball in his hands. If his game clicks, he’ll draw a ton of fouls.”

O’Connor would also add, “Streaky shooter who lacks touch in the paint and from the free throw line. He has stiff mechanics shooting off the catch and needs to make changes. Loves midrange jumpers even though that’s not a good shot for him.”

Begarin will be a developmental project for Stevens and the Celtics.

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Boston Sports Syndicate: The Boston Celtics Select Juhann Begarin in the NBA Draft
The Boston Celtics Select Juhann Begarin in the NBA Draft
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