Celtics Draft Marcus Smart With No. 6 Overall Pick, James Young 17th

by NESN Staff

June 26, 2014

Marcus Smart CelticsThe Boston Celtics drafted Oklahoma State guard Marcus Smart with the No. 6 overall pick and Kentucky guard James Young with the No. 17 pick in the 2014 NBA draft Thursday night.

The 6-foot-4, 225-pound Smart is a great defensive point guard whose jump shot needs some work. He led the Cowboys last season in points (18.0 per game), assists (4.8) and steals (2.9) while ranking second in rebounds with 5.9 per game.

While the Celtics obviously already have a point guard in Rajon Rondo, Smart previously said it would be “an honor” to sit on the bench and learn under Rondo.

It was reported Wednesday that the Celtics had narrowed their interests to Smart and Kentucky’s Julius Randle.

Young, who’s 6-6 and 215 pounds, averaged 14.3 points and 4.3 rebounds per game in his only season at Kentucky. He’ll turn 19 in August.

Photo via Twitter/@BGlobeSports

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