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Greg McDermott Explains Why The Celtics Will Love Baylor Scheierman

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Greg McDermott explains why the Celtics are going to love Baylor Scheierman. Check out all of the comments from the Creighton head coach here! (Jamie Rhodes/USA TODAY Sports)

Greg McDermott Explains Why The Celtics Will Love Baylor Scheierman

The Boston Celtics selected Baylor Scheierman with the 30th pick in the 2024 NBA Draft. Scheierman’s collegiate head coach at Creighton, Greg McDermott, weighed in on why fans in Beantown will love their new rookie sharpshooter.

“He is a winner,” McDermott told WEEI.com. “The guy has won everywhere he has been. Whether it’s high school football, South Dakota State, or Creighton, every team he’s been part of has been successful.”

“It was awesome. He was a great leader,” McDermott said on his time coaching Scheierman. “He was an everyday guy who worked and really appreciated the fact that you can get a little bit better every day, and he made sure that happened. His leadership for our program was off the charts. Leading by example every day with the work that he put in and the positive attitude and energy that he brought to practice on a daily basis was instrumental in our success.”

“He’s just a basketball player, man,” McDermott said. “And he’s a winner.”

Scheierman, 24 in September, averaged 18.5 points, nine rebounds, 3.9 assists, and converted over 38% from three point range last season for Creighton.

McDermott also says that the Celtics are also getting a strong rebounder, winner, and better overall defensive player than they think.

“I mean, he led the Big-East in defensive rebounding from the guard position. I think that speaks to his toughness,” McDermott said. “He was a quarterback in high school, and he kind of plays basketball like that. He’s got great vision, really sees the floor, and, besides making plays for himself, can make plays for his teammates.”

“I think he is a very underrated defender,” the 2019-20 Big-East Coach of The Year said. “I think Boston will be surprised that he is probably a little better of a defensive player than they anticipated.”

“He’s physical, so that’s part of it. I think he does a good job of keeping people in front. And he’s tough, and that’s kinda where it needs to start on the defensive end: to play with some toughness and some grit.”

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