Shannon Brown's effort doesn't phase Celtics

Shannon Brown did everything he could do impress Boston Celtics Director of Basketball operations Danny Ainge, but it doesn't appear to have phased the former Celtics star who will head up Boston's NBA draft efforts.

Shannon Brown did everything he could do impress Boston Celtics Director of Basketball operations Danny Ainge, but it doesn't appear to have phased the former Celtics star who will head up Boston's NBA draft efforts.

Brown outpaced Northeastern guard Jose Juan Barea, Rutgers' Quincy Douby and UConn's Marcus Williams in a sprint drill, performing 27 laps to runner up Williams 26 with Douby not even close to those numbers and Barea well behind.

Brown looked good in the shooting and ballhandling drills, but the Celtic braintrust seemed to have focused in on Barea and Williams as their guys.

"He's crafty," Celtics head coach Doc Rivers said of Barea. "I really enjoyed watching him. Right now he's a lot more used to playing with the ball in his hands than moving without it, though."

Ainge focused on Williams saying ``Marcus is a good basketball player. He makes people better. That's his strength, his overall feel for the game. He's one of those true point guards."

As for Brown, he hopes to work out for both the Knicks and the Nets before heading back to the East Lansing campus. He has asked that reporters do not contact him during this period and GSN will honor his request.


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