After rumors were swirling for weeks about whether the Boston Celtics would keep the third overall pick or deal it for more established talent, they decided to stand pat and selected forward Jaylen Brown from California.

Speculation at the time of the selection were that both the Philadelphia 76ers and the Chicago Bulls were vying to acquire the pick to select Providence College guard Kris Dunn, but General Manager Danny Ainge made the pick he deemed as the best player available in Brown.

Brown is a 6'7" forward who averaged 14.6 points per game during his lone season at Cal.  The 19 year-old is said to be a good defender that can guard four different positions and NBA scouts have said that he may end up being the best player to come out of this 2016 draft class.

The Cs also made two other selections in the first round by nabbing French forward Guerschon Yabusele at #16 and forward Ante Zizic at #23.  According to Yahoo Sports, Yabusele will not join the Cs for the upcoming season and will remain in Europe.

Boston traded two of their five second round picks to the Memphis Grizzlies, but did make three other selections.  They took Demetrius Jackson from Notre Dame, Ben Bentil from Troy, Abdel Nader from Iowa State