C's Go Green
With the 18th pick in the 2005 NBA Draft the Boston Celtics selected Gerald Green, a high school senior from Gulf Shores Academy in Houston, Texas. The 6-8 forward averaged 33.0 points per game as a senior. Boston added Providence forward Ryan Gomes and Louisiana-Lafayette guard Orien Greene in the second round.
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    NBA.com Draft Central
    Check out what the NBA has to say about the 2005 Draft, including the complete draft order, player profiles and the NBA Draft history.
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    Danny Ainge Pre-Draft Media Briefing
    Celtics Executive Director of Basketball Operations Danny Ainge met with the media for a pre-draft briefing. To read what Ainge had to say about his opinions of the draft, where he feels the C's need to improve next season, and how the current Celtics' off-season workouts have been going, click here.

    Evaluating the Potential Talent
    Boston Celtics Basketball Operations Special Assistant Ryan McDonough took some time out of his draft preparations to evaluate some potential 2005 NBA Draft candidates for Celtics.com. McDonough offers his opinion on what each player did well during his collegiate tenure, and what scouts might be looking at during pre-draft workouts.
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    Draft Workouts
    With the 2005 NBA Draft rapidly approaching and the Celtics holding the 18th, 50th and 53rd picks overall, Celtics.com will be bringing exclusive behind the scenes info from some of the draft workouts held at The Sports Authority Training Center in Waltham.
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    Ronny Turiaf››
    Ryan Gomes››
    Wayne Simien››

    Quality Players Can Be Found In The Late First Round
    Although the Celtics don't have a lottery pick this season, there is still reason for fans to be excited about the 2005 NBA Draft. Celtics.com takes a look at some of the recent talent found late in the first round throughout the league, as well as by Celtics Executive Director of Basketball Operations Danny Ainge.
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    Draft History
    History of every first round pick since 1957 ››
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    Check out some mock drafts from around the web
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    at #18
    1966 Leon Clark
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    at #50
    1978 Dana Skinner
    2002 Darius Songaila
    Wake Forest
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    at #53
    1963 Vinnie Ernst
    1974 Roscoe Pondexter
    Long Beach State
    1975 Jerome Anderson
    West Virginia
    1979 Wayne Krekow

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