Jerry Stackhouse, Aaron Nesmith’s College Coach, Likens Celtics Draftee To NBA Stars

By all accounts, Boston Celtics rookie Aaron Nesmith can shoot the lights out.

And his college coach, a former NBA All-Star, thinks the 14th overall pick can do just that at the highest level.

Boston was pleased that Nesmith, regarded as the best shooter in the draft, fell to them near the midway point of the first round. He figures to slot right in for the C’s, providing a shooting option off the bench.

Jerry Stackhouse, who coached Nesmith at Vanderbilt, indicated Thursday on WEEI’s “Ordway, Merloni and Fauria” that Nesmith is up there with the likes of Ray Allen and, more recently, Khris Middleton.

“I don’t think they have anyone on the team that shoots as well as he does,” Stackhouse said, as transcribed by “You’re talking about a guy who if he takes 100 shots he’s going to make 90 of them spot-up shots. I’ve seen him

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