Following his impressive stint last year at the University of California, Berkeley, the Boston Celtics decided to select Jaylen Brown with the third overall pick in the 2016 draft. Now with regular season coming to a close, Celtics coach Brad Stevens knows the team made the right choice in drafting Brown.
Brown has been continuously showing signs of maturity beyond his years and Stevens raved about the rookie’s ability to prepare for games after the Celtics defeated the Warriors 99-86 on Wednesday.
Brad Stevens singles out Jaylen Brown's preparation level as something he'd "never expect from someone that age."
— Boston Celtics (@celtics) March 8, 2017
Brown’s averages of 6.4 points and 2.9 rebounds this season may seem underwhelming, but his intangibles make him very valuable to the Celtics. Brown can defend multiple positions and is not afraid to go up against star players like LeBron James and Stephen Curry.
Brown is just 20 years old so the sky is the limit for him. And if he continues to prepare for games like he’s been doing, Brown could eventually become a star player for the Celtics.