The Celtics took a couple of big chances during Thursday night's NBA draft selecting Ohio St. power forward Jared Sullinger and Syracuse center Fab Mello in the first round at picks No. 21 and 22 respectively.
Sullinger slipped further then any player in the draft as he was a projected lottery pick after the end of the college season and a projected top three pick after his Freshman year at Ohio St. in 2011. Sullinger, however, is not very quick and has back issues causing him to fall to No. 21.
Mello, on the other hand, is a raw big man out of Brazil who missed this year's NCAA tournament due to academic issues. Mello was the Big East Defensive Player of the Year in 2012 and is a ferocious shot blocker.
Both guys come with baggage and both come with tremendous up side. Both guys were also well worth the risk. If Sullinger stays healthy he will be an All Star as his talent is undeniable, and if Mello pans out he is looking like a Samuel Dalembert clone, a shot blocking and post defense machine. Lets not forget Danny Ainge's track record of picks in the 20's either as he drafted Rajon Rondo, Delonte West, Tony Allen, Ryan Gomes and Glenn Davis all after pick No. 20.
The Fiesta sporting events continue this weekend as the greasy poles kicks off for round two this afternoon (4:45 p.m.). A senior men's seine boat final will also be settled today as The Old Guys, headed by Paul Giacalone, Filthy Oars led by coxswain Vito Giacalone and Mike Jarvis' crew will face off for the right to face three time defending champion Kaos on Sunday in the men's final (4:45 p.m.).
The Main Event of the weekend is also on Sunday with the third and final greasy pole competition featuring all past champions and participants walking in the name of former champions.
-Compiled by Nick Curcuru