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Celtics Select Lester Hudson in the Draft

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  1. IcyPatriot

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    Seriously a very decent pick for #58.
    A tough kid (SG) who is a bit undersized ... 6'2"
    could end up being a nice 10-15 minute a game scorer in a few years.
     
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    The first men's player in Division I history to record a quadruple-double, with 25 points, 12 rebounds, 10 assists and 10 steals in a 116-74 win over Division II Central Baptist College. Academic problems kept him from landing on a major college team.

    Positives:


    Big-time scorer
    Very quick
    Good athlete with good strength
    Amazing getting the ball to the basket
    A good shooter with NBA 3-point range
    Has a good feel for the game and can play the point guard position
    Excellent rebounder for his size
    An excellent pickpocket, among the nation's leaders in steals.

    Negatives:

    Turned 24 years old in August
    Has had very little exposure against top competition
    Turns the ball over a lot
    A bit of a tweener
    Lester Hudson - 2009 NBA Draft Prospects - NBA Draft - ESPN
     
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    This is impressive ... got to root for this kid to make it even if just a reserve.

     
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    Doesn't sound too promising to me, he'll be tearing it up for the Maine Red Claws in Portland for a year or two before we see him in Boston...if they don't trade him first.
     
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    The odds of making it in the NBA are unmatched in any professional sport; the Lakers dumped their pick (#29) for 3 million clams because they felt there was noone there worth taking.

    So, there are only 28 players coming out of college this year who have a shot at the pros?

    Think of all the kids playing on all the college basketball teams in the country and how many of them have a legit shot at not only making the NBA, but starting and being a superstar.

    It is incredible, and also incredible that Kobe, Lebron, KG, etc, etc went strait to the pros from HIGH SCHOOL, with Lebron/Kobe being 1/2 as far as top stars in the NBA.

    Amazing.

    As far as the Celtics pick, might as well have been Kate Hudson................
     
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    I think the Lakers were attempting to avoid a luxary tax situation actually so wanted to avoid a guaranteed salary - but the point is still the same - Hudson probably has as much chance of making it in the NBA as whoever was picked at 29, 19., maybe even #9 for all I know.
     

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