The Boston Celtics are reportedly working out a 2021 NBA draft prospect today, former Houston Cougar guard DeJon Jarreau, per Forbes Sports’ Chris Grenham. Another potential option for the Celtics’ second-round pick — slated to go 45th overall — or perhaps a camp deal, Jarreau is another 2021 draft entrant considered a fringe prospect.
Still, at 6-foot-5 Jarreau’s size and ability to move the ball are likely the primary interests regarding the New Orleans native. Averaging 10.6 points, 5.4 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 1.3 steals per game, Jarreau has a well-rounded game that might slot in well to the deep rotation if he can get his 3-point shooting (34.4% in 2020-21) up.
A good athlete able to post up a bit, he also needs to work on getting tunnel vision, frequently turning the ball over while attacking overly aggressively.
While he might not be a force in Boston’s rotation if taken, there are some good building blocks in place to potentially develop into a solid rotation player if the team likes what they see.
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