Begarin, who didn’t play college ball, has already played two years professionally in Paris and represents another opportunity for the Celtics to watch a developing player from afar, while still getting him valuable experience against top talent. New Celtics president of basketball operations Brad Stevens said “that’s the likely avenue” for Begarin. A big strong versatile guard who can guard up,” Stevens said.
In the end, the Celtics selected French guard Juhann Begarin with the 45th overall pick. The 6-foot-5 guard does not turn 19 until next week and will likely remain overseas for at least one more season. Begarin most recently played for Paris Basketball in France’s LNB Pro B League, where he averaged 11.7 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 2.9 assists.
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