Jun 26, 2014; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Marcus Smart (Oklahoma State) gestures as he leaves the stage after being selected as the number six overall pick to the Boston Celtics in the 2014 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Boston Celtics draft guards Marcus Smart, James Young


The Boston Celtics bolstered their squad by acquiring two youngsters with tremendous upside in the opening round of the 2014 NBA Draft on Thursday night. They selected guards Marcus Smart and James Young.

Boston drafted Smart with the 6th overall pick. Smart stands 6-foot-3 and averaged 18 points per game playing for Oklahoma State University last season.

The addition of Smart should provide the C’s with nice depth at the guard position. He’ll provide the club with instant scoring ability.

They later selected James Young with the 17th pick. Young possesses a great deal of athleticism, standing 6-foot-6. He played at the University of Kentucky last season.

Young averaged 14.3 points per game while leading the Wildcats to the national title game this past year. He can drive it to the bucket and step outside to knock down the three ball as well.

Coach Brad Stevens spoke about the duo saying they would fit well within his system. Stevens also feels both Smart and Young are NBA ready.

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