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Celtics work out 5 for draft

Posted by Gary Washburn Globe Staff  June 11, 2011 07:15 PM

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The Celtics worked out five players Saturday in preparation for the June 24 draft, including Jeremiah Rivers, the son of Celtics coach Doc Rivers.

Malcolm Lee (UCLA), Chris Wright (Georgetown), Anthony Gurley (UMass) and Demonte Harper (Morehead State) also participated. The Celtics have the 25th pick and 55th picks in the draft.

*Lee was an All-Pac 10 selection as a junior and a strong defender as a combo guard. He is projected in the late first round or early second round.

*Wright, a point guard, broke his hand near the end of last season but returned for the NCAA Tournament. He averaged 12.9 points and 5.3 assists.

*Gurley, a Newton North High School product, averaged 18.7 points for the Minutemen and his scoring average increased in each of his three seasons with UMass.

*Harper hit the clinching 3-pointer in Morehead State's second-round NCAA Tournament win over Louisville. He averaged 15.5 points and 5 rebounds for the Eagles.

*Rivers finished his career at Indiana after two seasons at Georgetown. He is considered a solid defender. He averaged 3.8 points and 3 rebounds for the Hoosiers.

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