With the last pick in the NBA draft, the Boston Celtics drafted J.R. Giddens, a New Mexico Lobo (and former Kansas Jayhawk). As I haven’t been intensely watching college basketball the past few years I wasn’t aware of this kid but from some of his youtube videos he’s clearly a very diesel and athletic basketball player.
Check it out, J.R. can fly!
Note the comment from DizZLEFosHiZZLE34 from a week ago ["the c's should pick this kid up with the last pick in the first round"] on that above video…looks like Dizzle either works for the C’s or is a serious draft prophet.
Here’s another sick dunk by J.R., this one being featured on ESPN’s top ten list (coming in at #7).
Nice! I’m getting pumped to see him in some Celtic green!
Not only can J.R. dunk, he’s got a nice shot too. He shot over 50% from the field and 33% from behind the arc. Here’s a nice three minute long montage of J.R.’s monster dunks and sweet shots.
The analysts are saying Mr. Giddens has “character issues” but with the ubuntu vibe around here I’m not too concerned. I’m going to trust Danny Ainge and if Danny thinks J.R. is good, then that’s good enough for me.
Here’s a final clip of J.R. and one of his Lobos teammates during midnight madness. A nice showcase of the skills he brings to the court.
Let’s go Celtics!