Remember Reggie: The Celtics draft Reggie Lewis

Remember Reggie: The Celtics draft Reggie Lewis
July 29, 2013, 12:30 am
Share This Post

Nothing could make the Celtics forget about the tragedy of Len Bias. In 1986, the Celtics drafted Bias, but just days later, died of a cocaine overdose.

The next year, they drafted Reggie Lewis.

Lewis played under legendary coach Jim Calhoun at Northeastern and flourished, scoring a total of 2,708 points and averaging 22.2 points per game in his four seasons as a Husky. In 1987, he was drafted 22nd overall by the Celtics.

"I always dreamed of playing for an NBA team," Lewis said on draft night, "and this one just came true."

For more on "Remember Reggie," visit csnne.com/reggie.