The Boston Celtics made their first pick of the 2021 NBA draft, selecting Juhann Begarin 45th overall.
The 18-year-old spent the 2020-21 season with Paris Basketball in the French second division.
Bleacher Report Draft Expert Jonathan Wasserman's Scouting Report
Player: Juhann Begarin
Scouting Report: A productive 2-guard in France's second division, Begarin looks like a project with enough athleticism and shooting skill to take on.
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Begarin averaged 11.9 points and 3.1 assists in 33 league games for Paris Basketball last season. He also shot 45.9 percent from the field and 36.4 percent from beyond the arc.
Given his age, Begarin figures to be more of a project for Boston as it embarks on the Ime Udoka era. But improving their depth—especially on the wing—is something the Celtics would benefit from this offseason as they look to retool the roster around Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown.