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On this day: Rozier, Billups, Mercer, Kreklow, Hunter, Mickey drafted

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The sole player selected by the Celtics that year was 6-foot-4 shooting guard Wayne Kreklow, taken with the 53rd overall pick in the draft’s third round.

The Celtics drafted three players of note after missing out on the top overall pick Tim Duncan, who was taken by the San Antonio Spurs.

“Scary Terry” played four seasons with the Celtics, in which he averaged 7.7 points, 3.6 boards and 2.3 assists per game before being signed-and-traded to the Charlotte Hornets in exchange for Kemba Walker and draft considerations in 2019.

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Boston also selected shooting guard R.J. Hunter out of Georgia State with the 28th overall pick.

Mickey played two seasons for the Celtics – winning G League All-Star honors in his second season – between 2015 and 2017, averaging 1.4 points and 1.1 boards while with the Celtics.

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