Deyonta Davis, a 6-foot-10 forward from Michigan State University, was drafted by the Boston Celtics with the 31st pick in the 2016 NBA Draft in Brooklyn, NY Thursday night.
Originally projected was a lottery selection, Davis fell to the first pick of the second round and was picked #31 overall by the Boston Celtics. It was reported by multiple media outlets that Davis will be dealt along with pick #35 to the Memphis Grizzlies of a 2019 1st-Round pick, originally from the LA Clippers.
Michigan’s Mr. Basketball 2015 at Muskegon High School was a standout as a freshman on Tom Izzo’s squad last season averaging 7.5 points and 5.5 rebounds and 1.8 blocks over 18.6 minutes per game during the Spartans 2015-16 season.
Davis’ teammate, Denzel Valentine was picked with the 14th pick overall by the Chicago Bulls.
The pick was announced by NBA Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum.