The (likely) 2018 NBA draft class just got a lot better for Celtics

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If the lottery gods smile down on Boston next May, the Celtics could have two top-5 picks (via the Lakers and Nets) in the 2018 NBA Draft. The talent the Celtics may be able to pick from next summer got a major boost on Monday night when the No. 1 prospect in the 2018 high school class, Marvin Bagley III, announced he would be reclassifying to the class of 2017.

Pending an approval from the NCAA, the 18-year-old Arizona native will graduate from high school this August ahead of schedule, making him eligible to attend Duke University in the fall and declare for the 2018 NBA Draft next spring.