Jordan Mickey's gamble to leave LSU early has paid off.
The second-round pick in last month's NBA Draft signed a four-year deal Monday with the Boston Celtics worth a reported $5 million. The first two years of that contract are guaranteed, and Boston has a team option in Years 3 and 4.
Mickey will also have the benefit of unrestricted free agency after his fourth year, a luxury not afforded to first-round draft picks.
His former teammate, first-round pick Jarell Martin, signed his deal with the Memphis Grizzlies earlier this month.
Mickey landed this monster deal after an impressive run in the NBA Summer League. He played eight games for the Celtics, averaging 12.2 points per game and 7.9 rebounds. He also blocked three or more shots in five of his summer league games.
Jordan Mickey was an All-SEC first teamer after his sophomore season with the Tigers. He averaged 15.4 points and 9.9 rebounds while helping lead LSU to its first NCAA Tournament berth in six years.
Many still questioned Mickey's decision to depart Baton Rouge with two seasons left of eligibility. Those doubters have since been proven wrong as the 33rd overall draft pick became a rich man Monday.
Jordan Mickey signs 4-year deal with Celtics
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