Apr 7, 2014; Arlington, TX, USA; Kentucky Wildcats forward Julius Randle (30) shoots against Connecticut Huskies forward DeAndre Daniels (2) in the second half during the championship game of the Final Four in the 2014 NCAA Mens Division I Championship tournament at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Draft Rumors: Boston Celtics to work out Julius Randle, Gary Harris & Nik Stauskas Friday


It is going to be a very busy week for the Boston Celtics.

The Celtics hold two first round picks, the sixth-overall and 17th-overall selections, so they will be hosting several top-notch prospects this week.

It got started on Wednesday when former Indiana Hoosiers’ big man Noah Vonleh and former Baylor Bears’ center Isaiah Austin, former Gonzaga Bulldogs’ big man Sam Dower, former Buffalo Bulls’ forward Javon McCrea, former Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets’ center Daniel Miller and Russian center Artem Klimenko were in for workouts.

On Thursday, 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, will be in town.

According to Baxter Holmes of The Boston Globe, former Kentucky Wildcats’ power forward Julius Randle, former Michigan State Spartans’ star Gay Harris and former Michigan Wolverines’ swingman Nik Stauskas.


Randle is ranked as the draft’s fourth-best prospect according  by Jonathan Givony of Draft Express . Randle, who measured in at 6’9″ and 250 pounds with a wingspan of 7’0″ at the NBA’s Scouting Combine, put up 15.0 points, 10.4 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game while shooting 50.0% from the field and 70.6% from the charity stripe.

Stauskas put up 17.5 points, 3.3 assists and 2.9 rebounds per game in his sophomore season. He shot 47.0% from the field, 44.2% from beyond the arc and 82.4% from the free throw line. At the NBA’s Scouting Combine, he measured in at 6’6.5 and 207 lbs. with a wingspan of 6’7.75. He is currently ranked as the 14th-overall prospect in the draft.

Harris is ranked as the 13th-best prospect in the draft. He measured in at 6’4.5 and 205 lbs. with a wingspan of 6’6.75 at the NBA’s Scouting Combine. He averaged 16.7 points, 4.0 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.8 steals per game while shooting 42.9% from the field, 35.2% from the free throw line and 81.0% from the free throw line.

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