Celtics Work Out Five Draft Prospects, Including Jeremiah Rivers, Son of Doc Rivers


Jun 12, 2011

Celtics head coach Doc Rivers proved he was staying in Boston for a while when he signed a five-year extension earlier this off-season. If all the pieces of the puzzle fall into place, we may be seeing another Rivers in Boston very soon.

According to the Boston Globe, the Celtics had five players come in Saturday for workouts in preparation for the NBA Draft on June 24. Among those players was Doc’s son, Jeremiah Rivers.

Rivers, a senior at Indiana this year, finished with only 3.8 points and 3.0 rebounds per game, but it’s defense that the 6-foot-5 guard is known for. Rivers is going undrafted in most mock drafts, so it’s unlikely that the Celtics would take him with either their 25th or 55th overall picks. A team could likely take a chance on him as an undrafted free agent, though.

The Celtics also had in Chris Wright (Georgetown), Anthony Gurley (UMass), Malcolm Lee (UCLA) and Demonte Harper (Morehead State) for workouts.

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