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NBA mock draft roundup: Consensus pick for Celtics is German PG Dennis Schroeder

Posted By Tim Healey On June 27, 2013 @ 11:50 am In General | No Comments

Celtics fans, you might want to get used to hearing the name Dennis Schroeder.

There are just a few hours left until the 2013 NBA draft, but there is a near consensus among many of the mock drafts done by major outlets — including ESPN [3], CBS Sports [4], Fox Sports [5], The Washington Post [6], DraftExpress.com [7] and NBAdraft.net [8] — have the Celtics selecting the 6-foot-2, 165-pound point guard from Germany.

WEEI.com profiled Schroeder [9], who has drawn comparisons to Rajon Rondo, on Monday.

Playing with the New Yorker Phantoms Braunschweig as a 19-year-old in Germany this season, Schroeder averaged 11.9 points, 3.3 assists and 2.5 rebounds per game while playing nearly 25 minutes. Some reports indicate that while his size and decision-making capabilities could stand to be improved, scouts are drawn to his 6-foot-8 wingspan — a solid half-foot more than his height.

There are rumors that one team, potentially the Celtics [10], have promised to draft him, though Schroeder has denied it [11]. He did not participate in the NBA combine last month.

There are some dissenters, however.

NBA.com [12] has the C’s picking Russian shooting forward Sergey Karasev [13], a 6-foot-7, 205-pounder. Also 19, the St. Petersburg native is considered a bit more developed than many international prospects.

The Celtics could choose Jamaal Franklin [14], the way Sports Illustrated’s Chris Mannix [15] sees it. The 6-foot-5 shooting guard led San Diego State in points (16.6), rebounds (9.4), assists (3.3) and steals (1.6) as a junior in 2012-13.

USA Today, meanwhile, has pegged Shane Larkin [16], son of baseball Hall of Famer Barry Larkin [17], going to the Celtics at pick No. 16.

The draft begins at 7:30 p.m. Thursday (ESPN; WEEI-AM 850).


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[3] ESPN: http://insider.espn.go.com/nba/draft2013/story/_/id/9420321/2013-nba-draft-chad-ford-mock-draft-60

[4] CBS Sports: http://www.cbssports.com/nba/draft/mock-draft

[5] Fox Sports: http://msn.foxsports.com/nba/story/mock-draft-first-round-cleveland-cavaliers-top-pick-alex-len-nerlens-noel-062614

[6] The Washington Post: http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/wizards/nba-mock-draft-2013/2013/06/25/5fef0c64-dac7-11e2-a9f2-42ee3912ae0e_gallery.html#photo=16

[7] DraftExpress.com: http://www.draftexpress.com/nba-mock-draft/2013/

[8] NBAdraft.net: http://www.nbadraft.net/2013mock_draft

[9] WEEI.com profiled Schroeder: http://greenstreet.weei.com/sports/boston/basketball/celtics/2013/06/24/nba-drafts-potential-celtics-german-pg-dennis-schroeder/

[10] potentially the Celtics: http://hoopshype.com/draft.htm

[11] Schroeder has denied it: http://newsok.com/okc-thunder-dennis-schroeder-ready-to-go-pro/article/3853897/?page=2

[12] NBA.com: http://www.nba.com/2013/news/features/scott_howard_cooper/06/26/2013-nba-draft-fourth-mock-draft-scott-howard-cooper/index.html

[13] Sergey Karasev: http://greenstreet.weei.com/sports/boston/basketball/celtics/2013/06/26/nba-drafts-potential-celtics-russian-sf-sergey-karasev/

[14] Jamaal Franklin: http://greenstreet.weei.com/sports/boston/basketball/celtics/2013/06/14/nba-drafts-potential-celtics-san-diego-state-sg-jamaal-franklin/

[15] Sports Illustrated’s Chris Mannix: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/nba-draft/news/20130625/nba-mock-draft-2013-ben-mclemore-nerlens-noel/

[16] has pegged Shane Larkin: http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nba/2013/06/26/mock-draft-first-round-picks-alex-len-nerlens-noel/2461993/

[17] Hall of Famer Barry Larkin: http://greenstreet.weei.com/sports/boston/basketball/celtics/2013/06/17/nba-drafts-potential-celtics-miami-pg-shane-larkin/

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