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.
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