Analysts and fans weren’t the only ones, though, who were stunned by the Celtics using a mid-first-rounder on a guy projected to go later in the second.
So was Yabusele.
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That’s right. The 20-year-old French kid — who, by the way, doesn’t seem to remember the name of the person who scouted and drafted him (note: it’s Celtics GM Danny Ainge) — said he was happy to be the 16th pick but couldn’t believe it. Neither could the fans, Guerschon. And they expressed as much a little later after the Celtics used the No. 23 pick on Croatian center Ante Zizic, making them the first team to select two international players in the first round since the Detroit Pistons took Darko Milicic and Carlos Delfino in 2003.