NBA Draft 2017: Celtics Select Jayson Tatum With No. 3 Overall Pick

by abournenesn

Jun 22, 2017

BROOKLYN — Danny Ainge has made his move.

The Boston Celtics ended much speculation Thursday by taking Duke forward Jayson Tatum with the No. 3 overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft.

The 19-year-old swingman averaged 16.8 points, 7.3 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game for the Blue Devils last season on his way to making the ACC All-Freshman team. He’s touted as one of the most polished offensive players in the draft and also boasts an impressive 7-foot wingspan.

Tatum worked out for the Celtics in Boston last week and reportedly¬†impressed the club with his performance. The C’s aren’t done at Barclays Center, as they also own three picks in the second round.

Thumbnail photo via Jeremy Brevard/USA TODAY Sports Images

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