June 23, 2016, 9:28 pm
The Celtics selected Notre Dame point guard Demetrius Jackson with the 45th pick in the 2016 draft.
This is a real nice pickup for the Celtics even though they don’t really need a point guard. Jackson was projected as a mid-to-late first rounder but as an undersized point guard he fell in an unpredictable draft. He has all sorts of explosion and with a little bit of refinement to his game he has a puncher’s chance at starting one day in the NBA, but projects more favorably as a backup. This also gives the Celtics more flexibility to deal somebody like Marcus Smart as they try to get their hands on a superstar between now and Opening Night.