Celtics nab Jordan Mickey 33rd overall

The LSU basketball program saw its second player of the night drafted Thursday when forward Jordan Mickey went early in the second round, 33rd overall, to the Boston Celtics.

One of the NBA's most storied franchises, the Boston Celtics, selected LSU forward Jordan Mickey with the third pick of the second round Thursday night during the 2015 NBA Draft.

Mickey was the third player drafted by the Celtics on the evening, following Terry Rozier of Louisville (16th overall) and Georgia State's R.J. Hunter (28th overall).

In Beantown, Mickey will suit up for head coach Brad Stevens, who guided the C's into the playoffs in 2015 in just his second year with the club.

Mickey was a tremendous defensive player and rebounder during his two-year stay in Baton Rouge, leading the country as a sophomore with 113 total blocks and 3.65 rejections per game.

The Dallas native also swatted away 106 shots in his freshman campaign, becoming the first player in the program since Shaquille O'Neal to post multiple 100-block seasons.

His scoring and rebounding averages shot up from year one to two as well, with Mickey making the leap from averages of 12.7 points and 7.9 rebounds to 15.4 points and 9.9 boards. He was the team's leading rebounder in both 2013-14 and 2014-15.

Prior to his time in TigerTown, Mickey was a four-star prospect and the No. 2-ranked power forward in the Lone Star State.


Check out some of TSD's most recent video interviews with Mickey.

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