2011 NBA Mock Draft: Boston Celtics Draft Potential with Jeremy Tyler at No. 26
After two years overseas, Jeremy Tyler lands with the Boston Celtics looking to add beef on the frontline
Jeremy Tyler decided not to play his senior season of high school or college basketball at Louisville, so he took his talents to overseas.
Probably not the best idea.
He ended up playing in Japan, where he was said to be hitting his stride against what can be best described as "paltry" competition.
So how does all that add up to Tyler being a 1st round pick?
It's all about potential here, and with veterans capable of holding down the fort while Tyler gets some seasoning--in the D-League.
The Celtics have gambled on raw high-school prospects before, most notably Al Jefferson and Kendrick Perkins.
Before embarking on his global escapades, Tyler was projected by some, including respected Yahoo! columnist Dan Wetzel, to be the No. 1 pick of the 2011 NBA draft.
At 6-11, he has the agility and touch that should make NBA teams take notice and help get him back on the basketball map.
Pro Projection: Depending on how much he wants to learn, Tyler could benefit from playing alongside Kevin Garnett and the veteran Celtics--even if it is only during training camp.
Down the road, Tyler projects as a reliable starter and even potential All-Star.
The 2011 draft is all about potential, with Tyler and several other prospects not even close to being ready for the rigors of NBA hoops.
The Celtics just hope he won't be the next Gerald Green.
For more potential-laden prospects, check out Bleacher Report's NBA Draft Hub
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