Boston Celtics Draft Prospects: Myck Kabongo

By Rob Lunder
Boston Celtics, Myck Kabongo
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The Boston Celtics will probably be picking somewhere around the 17-24 range in this summer’s NBA Draft and one guy that could possibly slip to their selection is Texas Longhorns point guard Myck Kabongo.  A native of Canada, he has missed most of this season due to suspension, but when he plays, he is one of the most talented point guards in all of America.  Blessed with great speed and quickness, he is a blur from one end of the floor to another and has even drawn comparisons to current Celtic point guard Rajon Rondo when he was in college.  Kabongo plays for head coach Rick Barnes and that probably has been painful considering that Barnes might be the most overrated coach in all of college basketball.  How does a school like Texas, with such a large and national athletics program, plus being in an area with such a plethora of young high school talent, struggle the way they have over the last five years?  The scrutiny has to be pegged in Barnes direction.  Getting back to Kabongo, he is a guy that has a world of talent and needs to make a few improvements to his overall game.

The major concerns for Kabongo are his outside shot and overall scoring ability.  He is similar to Rondo in that he loves to pass first and routinely gives up open looks to make the extra pass.  He needs to improve offensively and if he makes those improvements, he could be a really good point guard prospect in the NBA.

Myck Kabongo is a prospect the Celtics could have their eye on if he drops to their selection.


Rob Lunder covers the Boston Celtics for Rant Sports.  For all Celtics news go to the team home page on Rant Sports.  Follow him on Twitter @rlunder18

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