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"It's an honor just to be able to learn from those guys. I'm just going to be a sponge. I'm going to take in all I can and really learn from those guys."
On his ability
"I'm long, athletic, I love to run, I can jump. And my ability to shoot has improved every year that I've been in school."
On his talk with Celtics head coach Doc Rivers
"He really didn't say anything about my role. He just congratulated me on getting selected. Obviously we got some work to do and I'm ready to put in the work."
On going to the C's with college teammate E'Twaun Moore, who was selected by the C's in the second round
"I texted him. He called me and we talked about how crazy it was we were on the same team again because we definitely didn't expect it."
On what he knows about Boston
"Not much. I know the Patriots are there and I'm a huge Colts fan. I've seen the battles they've had over the years, but that's all I'm familiar with."
On playing with Kevin Garnett
"It's a dream come true. Growing up and watching him, he was my favorite player so learning from him is going to be good."
That's what Celtics 1st round pick JaJuan Johnson had to say to Comcast's Kyle Draper. A lean 6-10 power forward from Purdue who – if the Celtics are the contenders we want them to be – will get familiar with Maine.
In the 2nd round, the Celtics went with another Purdue guy with an odd name – E'Twaun Moore. If Johnson has the slimmest of chances to make the roster, then I'm not sure what to expect from Moore.
I'm not going to pretend to know either of these guys. They're both four year players and I see that as a plus. Johnson is an athletic big with some touch (Chris Bosh?), something the Celtics desperately need. In a perfect world, he'll be able to contribute off the bench next season.
The Celtics will introduce both on Monday.
The rest of the links:
CSNNE – Who is JaJuan Johnson | Who is E'Twaun Moore | Friday FTs: KG on lockout | ESPN Boston – The JaJuan Johnson File | Doc, Danny on Draft | The E'Twaun Moore File | C's add Moore at 55 | WEEI – Ainge: We're very fortunate with our picks | Herald – Celtics go big, go Boilers | Cs covered in guard happy league | Globe – Brass happy with polished product |