Thursday, June 27, 2024

Celtics select Creighton's Baylor Scheierman at No. 30 overall in NBA Draft

The Celtics selected Baylor Scheierman out Creighton with the No. 30 overall pick Wednesday night at the 2024 NBA Draft.

Scheierman, who was the final pick of the first round, is listed as a 6-foot-6 and 205 pound left-handed sharpshooter. Named to the All-Big East First-Team with averages of 18.5 points and 9.0 rebounds per game last season, Scheierman also shot 39% from deep for his entire college career -- including hitting a 3-pointer in 48 consecutive games while at Creighton.

After spending his first three seasons at South Dakota State, Scheierman transferred to Creighton for the final two years -- becoming the first player in Division I men's basketball history with at least 2,000 points, 1,000 rebounds, 500 assists, and 300 3-pointers.

The 23-year-old wing helped lead Creighton to the Sweet 16 during this year's NCAA Tournament, before the Bluejays fell to Tennessee.

While Celtics president of basketball operations Brad Stevens did note prior to the draft whoever they selected at No. 30 could have a tough time getting into the rotation right away, there may be minutes available for Scheierman behind Jayson Tatum, Finals MVP Jaylen Brown and Sam Hauser depending on how he'll be able to defend at the NBA level.

Adding another 3-point shooter to a Celtics roster that led the league in made 3's last season is exactly what would lead head coach Joe Mazzulla want to develop a player like Scheireman.

The Celtics still have the No. 54 overall pick, as the draft is set to continue with the start of the second round Thursday night.

Joel Pavón

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