|Damen Bell-Holter compares himself to "Big Baby" Davis.|
So far there are four non-roster players that we know of who've been asked to come participate in the Celtics upcoming training camp. I would be absolutely stunned if any of these guys actually made the team, but some or all of them could end up in Maine with Boston's D-League affiliate Red Claws.
Kammron Taylor is a 6'2" guard who played college ball at Wisconsin between 2003 and 2007. Last week Mike Dyer gave us an in depth look at the former Badger.
Sticking with the Big Ten theme, DeShawn Sims is a 6'7" forward who went to Michigan from 2006-2010. After going undrafted in 2010 Sims played with the C's summer league team, then briefly went overseas to Greece before returning in November and signing with the Red Claws. He was a D-League All-Star that year, averaging 20.3 points and 7.7 rebounds per game. Since 2011 Sims has played in Puerto Rico, South Korea, Maine again, and Lebanon.
Chris Babb is a 6'5" shooting guard who played one season at Penn State before transferring to Iowa State. Last year for the Cyclones he scored 9.1 points in 32.7 minutes a night, while shooting 38.2% from three point range and averaging two per game. Babb was not chosen in this year's draft.
And finally Damen Bell-Holter is a 6'9" power forward from Alaska who attended Oral Roberts. This past year in his senior season Bell-Holter averaged 15.5 points and 9.4 rebounds while earning First Team All-Southland Conference honors. CSNNE's Jessica Camerato wrote a piece on Bell-Holter Wednesday with a number of quotes illustrating his excitement that Brad Stevens knew who he was, and asked him to come to camp. Bell-Holter opted out of a contract with a team in Germany after three weeks in order to accept Boston's invitation.
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