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Celtics Sign 2011 Draft Picks JaJuan Johnson, E'Twaun Moore

The Celtics haven't really been able to make a big splash, so they may need some help from their rookies in 2011-12. The C's announced that they have signed rookies JaJuan Johnson and E'Twaun Moore, each of whom they drafted earlier this offseason. Johnson, a 6-foot-10 forward out of Purdue, was drafted in the first round (27th overall) this offseason. The 22-year-old...
December 13, 2011  |  Discuss

JaJuan Johnson, E’Twaun Moore look good in practice

Doc Rivers normally treats rookies like they’re expensive dinnerware — use them during special occasions, but only during special occasions, because they’re considered fragile and might break at the first sign of misuse. Yet considering the makeup of Boston’s roster, JaJuan Johnson and E’Twaun Moore might need to be thrust into a larger role than Doc is accustomed to...
Via Celtics Town
December 13, 2011  |  Discuss

Report: Celtics Rookie JaJuan Johnson Played Pickup Ball With Rajon Rondo During Lockout

JaJuan Johnson was one of the 60 players left in limbo when the NBA instituted a lockout seven days after the draft. Johnson, the 27th overall draft selection, spent the next five months honing his game without the benefit of a traditional summer league or training camp to ease his transition to the professional game. The Purdue alum stayed in his native Indiana for the majority...
December 05, 2011  |  Discuss

Ex-Purdue star Johnson ready to play for Celtics

JaJuan Johnson has had a whirlwind week. Purdue formally dedicated a banner honoring him at halftime of the Boilermakers' game against Miami on Tuesday night. With the NBA lockout coming to an end, he's finally is getting ready to start his rookie season. The Boston Celtics selected the 6-foot-10 center in the first round of the 2011 draft. Johnson looks forward to the...
Via AP on Fox
December 02, 2011  |  Discuss

JaJuan Johnson says he's ready to play for Celtics

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- JaJuan Johnson has had a whirlwind week. Purdue formally dedicated a banner honoring...
Via Boston Herald Sports
December 02, 2011  |  Discuss

Purdue dedicates banner to Celtics rookie JaJuan Johnson

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue formally dedicated a banner honoring JaJuan Johnson at halftime of the Boilermakers'...
Via Boston Herald Sports
December 01, 2011  |  Discuss

Purdue dedicates JaJuan Johnson banner (AP)

Purdue formally dedicated a banner honoring JaJuan Johnson at halftime of the Boilermakers' game against Miami on Tuesday night. Johnson was on hand to see his No. 25 hanging in the Mackey Arena rafters next to former teammate E'Twaun Moore's No. 33. Purdue coach Matt Painter stayed on the floor at halftime to participate in the ceremony.
November 29, 2011  |  Discuss

JaJuan Johnson’s shooting impresses Boston Celtics teammate Rajon Rondo

Every once in a (long) while, the bleak world inhabited by the NBA lockout cracks open with a ray of sunshine, a quote that actually pertains to basketball, the greatest sport on earth. Tuesday, thanks to Mark Murphy and the Boston Herald, Rajon Rondo commented on JaJuan Johnson, the young, agile, 6-foot, ten-inch shooter from Purdue.Rondo, who has been taking classes at the University...
Via Celtics Town
November 08, 2011  |  Discuss

Purdue moves on without Johnson, Moore

Purdue coach Matt Painter has used last year's NCAA tournament loss to Virginia Commonwealth as motivation for his squad. The players say Painter had them watch the game several times in the early days of practice to remind them how they got outplayed and outhustled in a 94-76 loss. The Boilermakers went 26-8 last season and won their opening game in the NCAA tournament. They...
Via AP on Fox
October 27, 2011  |  Discuss

JaJuan Johnson beats out Jared Sullinger for Big Ten Player of the Year

Freshman Phenom Jared Sullinger lead the Ohio State Buckeyes to a regular season Big Ten Championship, the #1 AP ranking, and an impressive 29-2 record. Despite being the anchor on the #1 team in the country and the unanimous Big Ten Freshman of the Year, he couldn't beat out Purdue's JaJuan Johnson for Big Ten Player of the Year. JaJuan Johnson lead the Boilermakers to...
Via Raw Sports
March 07, 2011  |  Discuss
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