2011 NBA Draft Results: Boston Celtics Analysis of JaJuan Johnson, E'Twaun Moore

James Evens@JamesEvensCorrespondent IJune 24, 2011

CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 20:  JaJuan Johnson #25 of the Purdue Boilermakers rebounds against the Virginia Commonwealth Rams n the first half during the third round of the 2011 NCAA men's basketball tournament at the United Center on March 20, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. Virginia Commonwealth won 94-76 in regulation. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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The Boston Celtics have made their decisions and decided that taking JaJuan Johnson and E'Twaun Moore would be a great addition to their team, and it definitely was a good one.

These two players were one of the best duos of all time for the Purdue Boilermakers.

In their senior season, they averaged a combined 38.7 points per game and this was with the defense of the Big Ten.

Along with a great scoring threat, they also are two great defensive players that will really bring that toughness back into the Celtics.

Purdue basketball is known to be one of the toughest teams in the nation, and pride themselves on getting loose balls, and playing great defense.

Don't expect the culture shock of the NBA to change this trait in the two stars, just look at the Custodian, Brian Cardinal, who was a Boilermaker.

Drafting Moore and Johnson was a stellar move by the Celtics. 

Neither player is going to be able to transition right away into a starting role, but will be a great role player for the team to rely on.

They also have each other to build on and compete against, as well as play with. These two are best friends and know each other extremely well, it will be great for them to develop into the NBA with a smooth transition.

For those who do not follow college basketball, Johnson is a skinny 6'10" center who has a giant wingspan and is a terrific blocker.

He has the ability to guard forwards and even some guards, and will more than likely transition into a power forward role in the NBA, unless he can put on some muscle.

Johnson has a great jumper and is able to knock down the mid-range and even long-range shots.

Moore on the other hand, was a shooting guard at Purdue, but is so short that he will probably be playing point in the NBA.

He will provide points from the bench as well as allow a steady back-up for the injury-prone Rajon Rondo. 

The Celtics made a great decision in drafting these two teammates, and Boston fans should be excited to see these two on the court next season.

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