CHICAGO — According to a league source, the Celtics interviewed 14 draft prospects over the first two days of the NBA combine and have four more scheduled for Friday morning. The group is highlighted by Texas Tech guard Jarrett Culver, who is ESPN’s sixth-ranked prospect in this draft class, and Duke forward Cam Reddish, who is seventh.
The Celtics have also interviewed Texas center Jaxson Hayes (ESPN No. 9), North Carolina guard Coby White (No. 10), Indiana guard Romeo Langford (No. 11), Oregon center Bol Bol (No. 13), Kentucky forward P.J. Washington Jr. (No. 15), and North Carolina forward Nassir White (No. 16). The Celtics are scheduled to interview Gonzaga forward Brandon Clarke (No. 12) on Friday.
The other projected first-round picks on Boston’s interview list include Tennessee’s Grant Williams, Kentucky’s Tyler Herro, Iowa State’s Talen Horton-Tucker, Purdue’s Carsen Edwards, and Stanford’s KZ Okpala.
The group is rounded out by Admiral Schofield (Tennessee), Devon Dotson (Kansas), Jontay Porter (Missouri), and Mfiondu Kabengele (Florida State).
NBA teams each submit lists of the players they would like to interview at the combine, and the league then assigns players to certain teams, so teams do not always get to speak with the players on their wish lists. The Celtics own the 14th, 20th, 22nd, and 51st picks in next month’s NBA draft.