Celtics sign Tatum, Zizic

Celtics sign Tatum, Zizic

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BOSTON — The Boston Celtics have announced the signing of 2017 first round draft pick Jayson Tatum and 2016 first round pick Ante Zizic Saturday.

Tatum was the Celtics 3rd overall pick in this years draft. The 6-foot-8 wing forward out of Duke averaged 16.8 points per game in his freshman season and set set a single-season record with six games of at least 10 points, five rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocks.

He ranked second on the Blue Devils and second among ACC freshmen in both points and rebounds en route to being named Third Team All-ACC and to the ACC All-Freshman Team in 2016-17.

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Zizic was selected 23rd overall in the 2016 draft by the Celtics. He played in a total of five different competitions last season: the Euroleague, Basketball Champions League, Adriatic League, the Turkish BSL and the Croatian A-1 league and played a total of 65 games.

He had his highest scoring average per game in the Adriatic League for KK Cibona where he averaged 20.0 points and 9.2 rebounds while blocking 1.23 shots per game. He was named as the 2015-16 Adriatic League Top Prospect which is given to the league’s best young player, aged 22 or under.