Kaleb Wesson To Work Out For Boston Celtics

By Colin Hass-Hill on May 20, 2019 at 12:55 pm
Kaleb Wesson

The pre-draft process rolls on.

Nearly three weeks after taking part in a workout in Atlanta in front of the Hawks' organization, Ohio State big man Kaleb Wesson will go through a group workout for the Boston Celtics on Monday, a source told Eleven Warriors. Boston has the No. 14, 20, 22 and 51 picks in the draft.

Wesson has until May 29 to decide whether or not to keep his name in the 2019 NBA Draft pool. He is able to retain his college eligibility while going through workouts.

Wesson is expected to return for his junior year with the Buckeyes and is not ranked among ESPN's top-100 draft prospects.

As a sophomore, Wesson averaged 14.6 points, 6.9 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 25.9 minutes per game. He shot 50 percent from the field and extended his range beyond the arc, making 34.7 percent of his 3-pointers.

Chris Holtmann has supported Wesson throughout the pre-draft process, noting how even if he remains in school, Wesson can use the information to improve his game and future draft value.

"I think Kaleb is bright and his family, I think, has a good and reasonable understanding of what this process is and kind of where he currently is," Holtmann said on April 10. "So I think all that's really helpful. I don't know what I would put odds on (him returning). But I think we're every day kind of getting feedback that gives us and gives him a better idea of kind of where he currently stands."

Special assistant to the head coach Mike Netti has helped guide Wesson through the process.

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