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CANTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 25: A detail of the General Electric logo on the jersey of the Boston Celtics' during Celtics Media Day at High Output Studios on September 25, 2017 in Canton, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Brad Stevens and the Boston Celtics had to wait almost four hours to get in on the fun of the 2021 NBA Draft, and finally did so with the selection of Juhann Begarin with the No. 45 overall pick late Thursday night.

A 6-foot-5 guard with a seven-foot wingspan, the 18-year-old Begarin averaged 11.9 points, 3.1 assists, and 3.5 rebounds per night in 33 games for Paris Basketball in 2020-21.

“Attacks the basket aggressively and explosively. Accelerates well after his first step getting a lot of momentum coming down the lane. Can go over and through defenders, and get in positions to finish around them with his length,” ID Prospects wrote of the France native. “Not super creative, quick or shifty in short areas. Not really someone who is able to stop on a dime, decelerate or use counter moves in traffic to protect the ball. Can struggle to keep his handle alive in traffic.”

Barring a trade, Begarin will be the Celtics’ only pick of the 2021 NBA Draft, as the team traded their 2021 first-round pick to the Thunder as part of the Kemba Walker trade last month.

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