Boston Celtics: Vander Blue
Blue's bio from the team's press release:
Blue, a 6-5 guard, has appeared in four games for the Delaware 87ers of the NBA Development League this season where he has averaged 19 points, 4.8 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 30.5 minutes per game. Blue is the 15th Gatorade Call-Up from the NBA Development League during the 2013-14 season. In his last game with the 87ers on Jan. 20 he recorded 35 points in 39 minutes on 11-of-23 shooting from the floor and 11-of-16 shooting from the free throw line. Prior to joining the 87ers this season Blue played in seven games for Maccabi Rishon Le Zion in Israel averaging 11.4 points, 3.0 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.6 steals in 24.9 minutes per game. An early entry candidate into the 2013 NBA Draft, Blue was an All-Big East Second Team member during his junior season at Marquette University where he averaged 14.8 points, 3.2 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.03 steals in 33.0 minutes per game.
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Celtics coach Brad Stevens acknowledged the possibility of adding Blue after Tuesday's game, but told reporters that nothing was official. Yahoo! Sports first reported Boston's intent to sign Blue. On his verified Twitter account (@veezy_SQ), Blue retweeted messages congratulating him on joining the Celtics while tweeting, "God is amazing! I'm speechless right now ... all it took was patience."
Blue spent training camp with the Philadelphia 76ers before being a late cut. He signed overseas in Israel, but spent only a short time with Maccabi Rishon LeZion. Earlier this month, Blue latched on with the Delaware 87ers, a D-League affiliate of the 76ers, and averaged 19 points, 4.8 rebounds and 2.3 assists over 30.5 minutes per game in four appearances.
The Celtics brought Blue to Waltham as part of their pre-draft workouts this summer.
Blue, a 6-foot-5 guard, will be the second 10-day contract added to Boston's roster as the Celtics inked Chris Johnson out of the D-League on Friday.
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