Boston Celtics Beaming With SC Flavor

The Boston Celtics are off and running in the Eastern Conference. With three former South Carolina prep stars on their roster the Celtics have marched out to a great start this year in the NBA. Come inside and check out the latest on the former Palmetto State standouts balling in Boston.

Danny Ainge was one of those guys you either loved or hated during his playing days. Now as the general manager for the Boston Celtics he's probably sitting back in his office with a smug smile on his face. After a couple of bad seasons and personnel moves Ainge is getting a chance at redemption as his offseason moves are making him look like a genius early on this season. His two biggest additions hail from the Palmetto State and SCPrepNation.com gives you an update on the SC ballers and their impact on the NBA now.

Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen. The names don't get much bigger than that in the NBA. Garnett is arguably the game's premier power forward while Allen is one of the sweetest shooting guards in the game today. Garnett starred at Mauldin High School and Allen hooped it up at Hillcrest-Dalzell High School. Allen in fact took his team to a state championship in 1993 before heading on to UConn.

The two former South Carolina prep standouts have combined with Paul Pierce to form the most powerful trio of players in the NBA currently on the same team. So good in fact that the Celtics went into Sunday's game against the Orlando Magic undefeated with an 8-0 record. (Celtics would lose their 1st game of the season 104-102)

Kevin Garnett is averaging 21.6 points, 13.6 rebounds, 4.8 assists, 2.6 steals, and 1.4 blocks per game. Allen has been equally strong on the perimeter going for 20.4 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 4.0 assists per game. While their luck will eventually run out in regards to going undefeated the Celtics look primed to make a deep run in the Eastern Conference playoffs and quite possibly a run at an NBA championship.

Former Silver Bluff High standout Brandon Wallace who also starred for the South Carolina Gamecocks was recently reassigned by the Celtics to Utah in the NBDL. Wallace has been a pleasant surprise for the Celtics who love his versatility, athleticism, and length. Wallace had not played in a game for the Celtics so far this season.

SCPrepNation.com will keep you up to date with the very latest regarding these for South Carolina prep standouts starring in the NBA so keep it locked right here.


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