Originally posted on Celtics Life  |  Last updated 10/10/11
4. Bruce Bowen. Bruce should probably be categorized under "Top Celtics Who Kind Of Were", because he was with Boston for 2 seasons. He's on this list is because, while The Celtics may have had THAT Bruce Bowen, they really could have used the evolved version of Bowen. The one that we all remember. Bowen was born in Merced, California and suffered through a tough childhood. Bruce's mother was addicted to crack and, according to Bowen, sold the family television to support her habit. To make things worse Bruce Sr. was a severe alcoholic. With trouble at home he turned to basketball as a way to get away and temporarily forget about his problems. He would star at West Fresno Edison High in the late 80's, his performance there earned him a scholarship at Cal State Fullerton. Bowen would play all 4 years at Cal State. After his senior season was named to the All-Big West Conference First Team. Despite averaging 16.9 points, 6.7 rebounds, and 2.3 dimes per game as a Senior, Bruce went ...
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