Former Vanderbilt Commodores guard Aaron Nesmith has a new home.
Nesmith was selected by the Boston Celtics with the 14th pick of the 2020 NBA Draft, delayed by five months due to COVID-19. The sophomore from Charleston, South Carolina, was Vanderbilt’s leading scorer through 14 games of the 2019-20 season, averaging 23.0 points per game and shooting an insane 52.2 percent from three-point range, before missing the remainder of the season with a stress fracture.
The Celtics finished third place in the Eastern Conference at 48-24 in 2019-20, and already have a very talented young wing in Jaylen Brown — and also, lol, selected Romeo Langford last year. So, Aaron Nesmith may finally get to be teammates with Romeo Langford, who averaged 2.5 ppg as a rookie. Assuming the Celtics hang on to him, it looks like Nesmith has found a really good landing spot where he won’t be asked to do a ton from the jump other than be a shooter off the bench. You can read more analysis about how Nesmith fits onto the Celtics at Celtics Blog.