|Colt 45 is back in the USA for the Orlando Summer League|
The Boston Celtics kick off their Orlando Summer League play on July 5th against the Miami Heat, and we finally know who will be suiting up for the C's.
One name on the list is Colton Iverson, the 7 footer who was drafted last year at #53 by Boston, but has been playing in Turkey after failing to clinch a spot on the Celtics' roster. (I am having trouble finding his year-end stats, but Celtics Life's Semioticus put together a detailed mid-season report for those that are interested).
Others include the Celtics' new draftees, Marcus Smart and James Young, as well as a few familiar faces, such as Kelly Olynyk, Phil Pressey, Chris Babb, and Chris Johnson.
From Jay King at MassLive.com:
One week before the team debuts in the Orlando summer league, the Boston Herald's Mark Murphy revealed the roster. As expected, first-round picks Marcus Smart and James Young will make their professional debuts; returners Kelly Olynyk, Chris Babb, Phil Pressey and Chris Johnson will all play; and 2013 second-round pick Colton Iverson, who spent the past season in Turkey, will join them. The plan currently calls for Jared Sullinger to work out, but not play, in Florida.
The expected roster follows.
Kelly Olynyk (F/C, Celtics)
Chris Babb (G, Celtics)
Phil Pressey (G, Celtics)
Chris Johnson (G, Celtics)
Marcus Smart (G, No. 6 pick)
James Young (G/F, No. 17 pick)
Colton Iverson (C, Colorado State/Besiktas [Turkey])
Daniel Coursey (C, Mercer)
Mike Moser (F, Oregon)
O.D. Anosike (F, Siena/Pesaro [Italy])
Dairis Bertans (G, Bilbao [Spain])
Devin Oliver (F, Dayton)
Edwin Jackson (G, Villeurbanne [France])
The Celtics full Summer League schedule is listed below.
- Saturday 7/5: Boston Celtics vs. Miami Heat, 11 AM ET
- Monday 7/7: Boston Celtics vs. Indiana Pacers, 3 PM ET
- Wednesday 7/9: Boston Celtics vs. Detroit Pistons, 7 PM ET
- Thursday 7/10: Boston Celtics vs Orlando Magic, 5 PM ET
- Friday 7/11: Championship days, games TBD.
Click here for the full Summer League schedule
Who are you most excited to see play in the Summer League? Sound off in the comments below.
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