Boston native Bruce Brown falls to Pistons

"I’m just going to keep continuing to work hard."

Bruce Brown Jr.
FILE - In this Jan. 15, 2018, file photo, Miami's Bruce Brown Jr. gestures after scoring during the first half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Duke in Coral Gables, Fla. The Detroit Pistons selected Brown in the second round of the NBA draft Thursday, June 21, and traded for the rights to second-round pick Khyri Thomas of Creighton. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File) –AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File

NEW YORK — Boston native Bruce Brown was called back to complete a second workout with the Celtics on Wednesday, and when the Celtics’ 27th pick of the NBA Draft approached on Thursday night, the former University of Miami point guard thought there was a chance he could be tabbed by his hometown team.

Instead, the Celtics opted to take Texas A&M big man Robert Williams, and Brown ultimately fell to the Detroit Pistons, who took him with the 42nd overall choice.

“I was very nervous,’’ Brown said. “Definitely when it got toward the Boston pick there was a possibility I was going to go there. But they got a good pick in Robert. He was on my team at Adidas Nations. But I’m happy to go to Detroit and can’t wait to get there.’’