Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Villanova Players by The Number: 13 is for John Celestand

Guard, 1995-1999
A point guard from Piscataway, New Jersey, John Celestand was initially buried on the depth chart behind Kerry Kittles and Alvin Williams his freshman season.  After his freshman season, Celestand turned into a very good player.  He scored 1227 points in 124 games and averaged over 3.5 assists per game in each of his final three seasons on the Main Line.  After his career, he was drafted in the second round (30th overall) by the Lakers in the 1999 NBA Draft.  He only spent one season in the NBA but during that time, he won a championship.  Now retired from basketball, he is currently a college basketball television commentator and journalist.

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