It is never too early to start looking ahead to draft prospects that could intrigue the Boston Celtics in June and one guy who figures to attract a lot of interest is Oklahoma State guard Markel Brown. He is a junior in Stillwater so it is certainly not a foregone conclusion that he will leave school, but considering his level of play this season, it wouldn’t be surprising if he bolted for the NBA.
Brown is one of the most athletic prospects you will ever come across at the shooting guard position and would certainly be a young prospect that head coach Doc Rivers could develop. He has a number of solid tools to work with and a lot of people compare him to current Celtic Avery Bradley. Even if they share similar skill sets, Brown would be a nice addition to the team’s back-court rotation.
The Celtics will most likely be picking somewhere in the mid to late 20s, so at that point it is either trying to find someone who is good at a particular skill set, or someone extremely raw who could have upside later on down the road. The organization did this last season with Fab Melo who is currently playing in the developmental league for the Maine Red Claws. Brown somewhat fits the middle of that description, someone who is pretty solid all-around and has some decent upside. He will probably never be confused for an All Star caliber player, but he appears to have some nice skills that could translate to the next level.
Markel Brown is one of many prospects the Celtics will be scouting leading up to the Draft in June.
Rob Lunder covers the Boston Celtics for Rant Sports. For all Celtics news go to the team homepage on Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @rlunder18