Originally posted on Celtics Life  |  Last updated 10/7/13
As training camp is upon Celtics' nation, we figured it'd be a great time to get in on the inside.  To know what the rigors of training camp consisted of.  What better than to ask a former Celtic who experienced training camp himself? Skip Young was picked in the 7th round by the Celtics in the 1971 NBA draft.  Yet he more than made heads turn at training camp that year.  He'd latch onto the team and appeared in exhibition games in pre-season.  He got the news from Coach Tom Heinsohn on the final day that the Celtics had to waive him, but not before having an amazing experience which he now tells Celticslife firsthand. (Note: Skip converted to Muslim in the 1970s and now goes by the name of Ahmad Aliyy. More on that later). CelticsLife:  Let’s go back to your high school days at Columbus Linden-McKinley, a traditional power in the state of Ohio.  You achieved first team All-Ohio in 1967 yet chose Florida State over Ohio State.  What was the reasoning at the time? Ahmad Aliyy:  It...
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