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Noah Vonleh, the highly vaunted Indiana product whom I will be featuring in Celtic's Life Eye on the Draft tomorrow, worked out for the Celtics Wednesday.

Vonleh is the most highly touted prospect to workout for Boston thus far and is a Haverhill, Mass., native and New Hampton Prep graduate.

Because Vonleh is from Massachusetts and was a Celtic fan growing up this workout was a little bit special for him according to Zach Cox at NESN.com:
“All the workouts were pretty good, but this one just had a little bit more meaning to it because it’s my hometown,” the 6-foot-10, 240-pound big man told reporters. “Not everyone gets a chance to work out for their hometown team. … It would be a blessing being able to stay home and play in front of my friends and family — just growing as a player right in my backyard.”

The upcoming draft is loaded at the power forward position as are the Celtics with Jared Sullinger and Kelly Olynyk.

Still, Vonleh hoped his workout helped to distance him a bit from the other collegians coming out at PF:
“(The Celtics) watched me a lot during the season,” he said. “They said they like my game a lot. (Wednesday), I showed them a bit of my versatility. I can step out and shoot, be in different situations, pick-and-pop, knock down the three, play in the post and do different things like that.”

(Please ignore the Kobe highlight at the beginning of this clip)



All things considered, even if the Celtics do want him, Vonleh may not be available at number six.

He has already worked out for Orlando which has the number four pick and is still considering workouts with the Philadelphia 76ers (No. 3) and Utah Jazz (No. 5)

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Clint Corey 6/12/2014 10:59:00 AM Edit
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