Vanderbilt Auburn Basketball

Vanderbilt forward Aaron Nesmith (24) was the first of three first-round draft picks the Celtics had in the NBA Draft. The Celtics also drafted Oregon point guard Payton Pritchard with their second pick of the round.



Howard Herman is a sports columnist at The Berkshire Eagle. The dean of full-time sportswriters in Western Mass., he has been with the Eagle since 1988, and is a member of the New England Baseball and Basketball Hall of Fame.