Danny Ainge and the Boston Celtics had three players in mind entering the 2011 NBA Draft on Thursday night, two of which were Purdue's JaJuan Johnson and BC's Reggie Jackson.
Jackson was drafted one pick before Boston by the Oklahoma City Thunder, who had reportedly given Jackson a promise early in the draft process that resulted in the guard withdrawing from his scheduled workouts.
That left Johnson, who the Celtics ultimately acquired in the first round in a trade with the New Jersey Nets. Johnson, who was drafted with the No. 27 overall pick, was sent to the Celtics in exchange for Marshon Brooks, who Boston drafted with the No. 25 overall pick.
Boston then drafted Johnson's teammate at Purdue, E'Twaun Moore, with the No. 55 overall pick.
"We're very fortunate," Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said. "We got two really good, productive college players. Mature kids, great character and attitude. We got some shooting. We got some length, and they'll be a good fit for us." (via WEEI)