Fast Facts: Celtics go back to ‘Cuse, pick Joseph at No. 51


The Boston Celtics selected Syracuse University forward Kris Joseph with the 51st pick in the 2012 NBA Draft.

Name: Kris Joseph

Position: Forward

College: Syracuse University

Age: 23

HeightWeight: 6-6, 215 pounds
Most recent college stats (senior year): 32.2 min, 13.4 pts (42.1 FG, 74.5 FT), 4.7 reb, 1.5 ast, 1.4 stl, 0.6 blk
Accolades: First Team All-Big East Honors (senior), Big East Sixth Man of the Year (sophomore), one of 55 players in Syracuse history to score more than 1,000 points in his college career.What Ainge says: "Kris, I think hes an all-around player. I like his potential. He can shoot, he can put the ball on the floor, hes got a good size at the small forward position. We had Kris in for a workout. We watched him very close this year and then he performed excellent in a workout with some of the top 3s in the draft this year. He wasnt as consistent as I would like to see him in his years at Syracuse, but he shows flashes of being a very good player. "

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