Edwards, Langford Both Heading To Boston To Play For Brad Stevens

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Edwards, Langford Both Heading To Boston To Play For Brad Stevens

The Boston Celtics drafted IU's Romeo Langford 18th overall and will acquire Purdue's Carsen Edwards from the 76ers.

BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- Rivals will become allies in Boston.

With the 14th overall pick in the first round of the NBA Draft in Brooklyn Thursday night the Boston Celtics selected Romeo Langford out of Indiana University. Joining him will be Purdue University's Carsen Edwards, selected 33rd overall by the Philadelphia 76ers on behalf of the Celtics.

Both players will have the chance to play under former Butler University head basketball coach Brad Stevens.

"Just a blessing to be picked," Langford told ESPN Radio. "Getting my body a little tighter is my goal now. You never know when coach wants to put you in a certain position either the one or two (guard). Getting my body and conditioning level up."

Langford had a tough year in Bloomington dealing with various injuries and several losses that had the Hoosiers failing to make the NCAA Tournament. 

Edwards was a three-year starter for head coach Matt Painter in West Lafayette before opting to forego his senior season to enter the NBA Draft. During his junior season Edwards averaged 24.3 points per game. He also scored over 40 points in two NCAA Tournament games in Purdue's run to the Elite Eight.

The Indiana Pacers selected Goga Bitadze who is a center out of the Republic of Georgia in Europe. 

(PHOTO: Michael Hickey and Rob Carr/Getty Images)

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