Feb 1, 2014; Syracuse, NY, USA; Syracuse Orange forward Jerami Grant (3) has a conversation with forward C.J. Fair (5) during the second half of a game against the Duke Blue Devils at the Carrier Dome. Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Draft 2014: Celtics to work out Celtics to work out Doug McDermott, Aaron Gordon, Jerami Grant & C.J. Fair Thursday


The Boston Celtics will be very busy this week.

The Celtics, who the sixth-overall and 17th-overall selections in the 2014 NBA Draft, have two huge workouts scheduled for this week.

They will see former Indiana Hoosiers’ big man Noah Vonleh and former Baylor Bears’ center Isaiah Austin, among several other big man prospects, on Wednesday.

Jeff Goodman reports the Celtics will be working out former Creighton Blue Jays’ foward Doug McDermott, former Arizona Wildcats’ power forward Aaron Gordon and a pair of former Syracuse Orange forwards, Jerami Grant and C.J. Fair.

Gordon, who measured in at 6’8.75″ and 220 points with a wingspan of 6’11.75″ at the NBA’s Scouting Combine, averaged 12.1 points, 7.8 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game while shooting 49.5% from the field, 35.6% from beyond the arc and 42.2% from the free throw line for the Wildcats this season. Jonathan Givony of Draft Express ranks Gordon as the ninth-best prospect in the daft and currently projects the Philadelphia 76ers to draft him with the 10th-overall pick.

McDermott, who won the Naismith Award as the country’s best player, put up a career-high 26.7 points, 7.0 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game for the Blue Jays. He shot 52.6% from the field, 44.9% from beyond the arc and 86.4% from the free throw line. He measured in at 6’7.75 and 218 lbs. with a wingspan of 6’9.25 He is ranked as the 10th-best prospect in the draft.

Grant measured in at 6’7.75 and 214 lbs. with an extremely impressive wingspan of 7’2.75. He put up 12.1 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game while shooting 49.6% from the field and 67.4% from the free throw line last season. He is ranked as the draft’s 19th-best prospect and is currently projected to be selected by the Phoenix Suns with the 27th-overall pick.

Fair, who came in at 6’8 and 218 lbs. with a wingspan of 6’9.5, averaged 16.5 points, 6.4 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.3 steals per game last season. He shot 42.9% from the field, 27.6% from three and 72.5% from the free throw line. He is ranked as the draft’s 72nd best prospect.


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