Maturity is something that the Celtics lacked last season at times, especially with hot-head Marcus Smart on the court. Grousbeck ranted and raved about Brown’s unusual maturity for a 19-year-old. Brown feels he can step in and contribute immediately and wants to be a leader on the team, much like he was at Cal.
He wants to be a passionate basketball player for the city of Boston and says he will wear his heart on his sleeve. “I’m going to go to war for this city everyday, night in and night out.”
If this is any indication of what the Celtics drafted, they may prove a lot of critics wrong on their decision to draft the youngster. Oh, and if this wasn’t all enough, he was captain of his middle school chess team. Smarts run deep with this one. Smarts usually translate into maturity as well and understanding the game.
Brown will be looked upon to understand the pace of the NBA the second he slips on the green and white jersey that is so storied. Although he had a reputation as a quiet guy at Cal, Boston can hope that his passion will help Brown be a vocal leader for this team, alongside All-Star point guard Isaiah Thomas.
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