NBA Draft: Purdue Boilermakers: JaJuan Johnson and E'twaun Moore to Celtics

James EvensCorrespondent IJune 24, 2011

CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 18:  JaJuan Johnson #25 and E'Twaun Moore #33 of the Purdue Boilermakers congratule eachother on their win over the St. Peter's Peacocks during the second round of the 2011 NCAA men's basketball tournament at the United Center on March 18, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. Purdue won 65-43 in regulation.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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Boilermaker fans who were tearful after seeing JaJuan Johnson and E'Twaun Moore play together for the last time should rejoice, as they are now both Boston Celtics.

It seems as though they are the future of a Boston team that is aging, and will be a great addition to the roster, assuming they both make the team.

Even if they don't, which they should, it is great to see two great friends and teammates play together for at least a few more weeks.

As great as it is for Boilermaker fans across the nation, it is even a greater for Johnson and Moore, as well as the Celtics.

Johnson is going to be able to learn under a player that is similar to him in Kevin Garnett. It will be great to see him learn under Garnett and try to capture the same style as KG, as well as maintain his excellent style of play.

Moore will more than likely be a back-up to the injury ridden Rajon Rando, as well as provide a deep threat for the Celtics at the point.

Having Moore and Johnson in the same camp was a great move by the Celtics. It will allow them both to mature faster as NBA players and have some familiarity when moving to Boston.

For Boston, they could not have picked a better duo to draft.

These two act like brothers on the court and seem to feed off each-other.

Although Boston's Big Three is getting older, they have two parts of one of the most successful in Big Ten history, and if Robbie Hummel stays healthy, who knows? The Celtics might have to change their jerseys to black and gold.

It is a great day for Purdue nation to get to see these two phenomenal athletes play with each other once again.

James Evens serves as a National Featured Columnist for college football and basketball, as well as the FC for the Purdue Boilermakers.   Follow him on Twitter or like him on Facebook.


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