As the 2019 NBA draft draws near, the Celtics are getting a closer look at a few prospects. The C’s are hosting two draft workouts at the Auerbach Center this week, one on Monday and another on Tuesday. Monday’s workout features six players:
Admiral Schofield, Tennessee
Jordan Bone, Tennessee
Ty Jerome, Virginia
Oshae Brissett, Syracuse
Jason Burnell, Jacksonville State
Milik Yarbrough. Illinois State
Schofield and Jerome are the only two players projected to go in the first round, though both could slip back to early in the second.
Jerome was part of the 2019 National Championship-winning Cavaliers team, for whom he scored 13.6 points a night on 43.5 percent shooting. The slender 6’5” guard also averaged 5.5 assists, 4.2 rebounds and 1.5 steals per game in 2019.
Schofield averaged career highs in points per game (16.5), field goal percentage (47.4) and three-point percentage (41.8) in his final year with the Volunteers. The wing has a dense 6’6”, 241-pound build and could become a tough defender on both the perimeter and in the block.