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Celtics select a champion NCAA wing in the new 2023 mock draft

The Boston Celtics have been projected to select a UConn wing in the 2023 NBA draft in a new aggregate mock put together by HoopsHype’s Michael Scotto. In his latest offering, Boston takes 6-foot-6 Connecticut junior Andre Jackson, Jr. with the no. 35 picks owed them by the Portland Trail Blazers.

“Jackson Jr.’s stock is as high as it’s been in the aggregate mock draft poll,” wrote Scotto. “He’s a versatile player who can facilitate and rebound and is an athletic defender who can guard three positions while filling up a box score across the board and impacting winning.”

“The biggest question mark is whether he can improve his perimeter shooting,” the H/H analyst keenly points out.

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“Jackson is the glue guy you’d want on your team,” an NBA executive said.

With Boston in need of competent, affordable wing depth in future seasons, such a move would make a world of sense for the Celtics.

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Story originally appeared on Celtics Wire