5 things to know about Aaron Nesmith, the No. 14 pick in the 2020 NBA Draft by Boston

by 24USATVNov. 19, 2020, 6 a.m. 50
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Aaron Nesmith was selected by the Boston Celtics with the 14th overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft Wednesday.

Nesmith declared for the NBA Draft after his sophomore season at Vanderbilt.

Here are five things to know about Nesmith.

Nesmith suffered a season-ending right foot injury in January. He had the highest scoring average in the SEC at 23.0 points per game and ranked sixth nationally at the time of his injury.

During his sophomore year, Nesmith led the nation in 3-pointers made per game (4.3) and 3-point shooting percentage (52.2).

"In my mind," Vanderbilt coach Jerry Stackhouse said, "there's no question he's the best shooter in his year's draft."

Nesmith's favorite NBA memory is Ray Allen's game-winning corner three in Game 6 of the 2013 NBA Finals.

"I remember I used to have a little basketball goal in my living room and I would always throw my ball while they were playing in the Finals and when he hit the shot, I went crazy and broke it."

Nesmith is from Charleston, South Carolina, and was born on Oct. 16, 1999. He attended Porter-Gaud School and averaged 21 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.8 assists as a senior.

He scored 2,067 points and was a three-time South Carolina Independent School Association 3A Player of the Year

Two-time NBA All-Star and Milwaukee Buck Khris Middleton went to Porter-Gaud. Middleton is like an older brother to Nesmith and the two would go at each other during private pick-up games during the summer at their alma mater.

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