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With the 3rd pick in the 2017 NBA draft the Boston Celtics selected Jayson Tatum, 6'8 forward from Duke. His initial reaction to being drafted, and by the Celtics, was about as genuine as could be. Via Adam Himmelsbach of the Boston Globe:

“It was as special as I could have imagined,” Jayson Tatum said, “and that much more.”

Tatum was thrilled to put an end to any speculation about where he'd be heading to settle down and start his career:

“It feels great just finally knowing where I’m going and having someplace to call home,” Tatum said, standing in a quiet hallway in the bowels of the arena wearing his crisp new Celtics hat. “And I’m glad it’s Boston.”

Here's the whole scene as it unfolded, including an emotional interview with Jayson just moments after he was selected by the Celtics:




Photo Credit - Frank Franklin II/AP Photo

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Mark Allison 6/22/2017 11:48:00 PM Edit
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