As the Celtics begin to bring in a group of young college players to decide on how to use their 16th overall draft pick. One player in mind is point guard Shane Larkin. Larkin has played two seasons at the University of Miami and came into Boston over the weekend to try to prove his value and worth to the Boston Celtics.
Larkin is an undersized guard standing only at 5'11", but his speed and his leaping ability was very impressive. Larkin averaged 14.5 points and 4.6 assists per game last season for the Hurricanes and led them to a 29-win season and a Sweet 16 appearance. Interesting fact, Shane Larkin is the son of former Cincinnati Reds Shortshop and Hall of Famer Barry Larkin.
Doc Rivers has known Shane Larkin since he was eight years old and knows how he is as a player. Shane Larkin has played with and against Docs son Austin since they were both nine years old. The Celtics are in need of a back up point guard for Rajon Rondo and I think Shane would fit in nicely with this group because of his ability and his competitiveness. With other college and international players in mind too, it's nice to have a potential familiar face as a draft selection.