Celtics host WAC Player of the Year draft workout: report

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Getty Teddy Allen will coach the Boston Celtics.

The Boston Celtics suffered a crushing loss in Game 1 of their second-round series against the Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday afternoon. They will have a chance to bounce back in Game 2 on Tuesday as they look to tie the series before going on the road.

But while the players and coaches worry about winning this playoff series, the front office should have a lot on their minds. They also worry about the playoffs, of course, but with an entire offseason ahead of them, they have to multitask.

You have to think about free agency, potential contract renewals and potential trades that could help this team improve. And while the Celtics don’t have a first-round pick this year, they must also prepare for the upcoming NBA draft, which takes place on June 23.

Boston has already started putting players in practice because even though they don’t have a first-round player, they do have a second-round option. And according to a recent report, one of the players they train was a star in this year’s March Madness Tournament.

Celtics Coach, WAC Player of the Year

The Celtics will host Teddy Allen for a practice session on May 11, according to Robin Washut of HuskerOnline.com, who reports on sports at the University of Nebraska. Washut also said that while Allen puts his name on the transfer portal and keeps his options open, he is now trying everything to find a home in the NBA.

Former #Nebrasketball guard Teddy Allen will train for the Boston Celtics on May 11. He put his name back on the portal, but he is already fully in the NBA.

— Robin Washut (@RobinWashut) May 2, 2022

Allen, a 23-year-old senior who turns 24 on June 7, spent five years in college. He attended West Virginia during his freshman and sophomore seasons and wore a red shirt his sophomore year before attending Western Nebraska Community College. He did not play basketball there, but then returned to Nebraska the following year.

However, Allen’s journey didn’t end there, as he made one last change before last year and moved to the state of New Mexico. Last season with the Aggies, Allen averaged 19.6 points, 6.7 rebounds and 2.5 assists while shooting 43.8 percent from the field and 33.5 percent from deep.

Thanks to his great season, Allen won two awards in the Western Athletic Conference: WAC Player of the Year and WAC Freshman of the Year. However, his incredible season was further highlighted by an incredible run on March Madness.

Allen’s March Madness Run

The state of New Mexico received its first NCAA tournament bid last year since the 2018-19 season. They also made it out of the first round for the first time since 2014/15. The latter performance was largely due to Allen’s handiwork.

The Aggies entered the tournament as the 12th seed and met UCONN in fifth place in Round 1. Despite being the lowest seed, New Mexico State was able to defeat the Huskies 70-63 as Allen scored 37 points.

PlayTeddy Allen loses 37 points in the first round of the State of New Mexico. The state of New Mexico advances to the Round of 32. Watch Allen’s best moments in the first round. Watch highlights, game recaps and more from the NCAA Division I Men…2022-03-18T01:41:33Z

Allen’s performance was capped off by some incredible quick play on defense and an emphatic cheer from Aggies fans in the crowd. Allen is not only a talented striker on the field, but he also brings a lot of intensity off the field.

According to NBA Scouting Live, while Allen is a decent defender who can hit the ball well, he’s also a pretty spotty player who isn’t an above-average athlete. However, he is playing with the mindset of someone the Celtics should have on the roster and if he was just a late-round high-flyer, Allen might be worth a shot.

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