The Boston Celtics used the K-8 Edison School in Brighton as the venue to introduce the newest Celtics to the local media. The Celtics recently donated 25 “Celtics” MacBooks to the school and used today as an opportunity to show off the new mobile tech lab and their two most recent draft picks JaJuan Johnson and E’Twaun Moore.
Said Moore: ”It’s great, any time you do something in the community, for them to see us and us to meet them, welcome us to their community is definitely exciting.”
Johnson, who wore #25 in college, chose #12 to honor the number his mother wore in high school. Said his mother: ”And I told him, because our school colors were green and white.”
Moore, who wore #33 in college, chose #55 as a way to stay motivated with the constant reminder of where he was drafted .
Picking a number is not an easy chore for any new Celtic. The legendary cast of former players leaves few desired numbers left to choose from. Said Johnson: “It wasn’t a lot to decide from.”
#25 had been retired 44 years ago in honor of KC Jones and #33 was retired to honor the one and only Larry Legend.
Total A+ effort by the Celtics using a school to showcase their newest players who took the unconventional route and stayed in school. We have said this time and time again, the Celtics made the best of what was made available to them and are better for it. With an aging group of veterans already on the roster, the Celtics could not afford to take a gamble on a Euro or project player that would have taken years to yield tangible results.
Said Moore: ”It was definitely exciting for both of us, being chosen to the same team, we didn’t know it was going to happen, but it’s great. I’m excited and I can’t wait to start playing.”