Brandon (BJ) Boston Jr, came into last season at Kentucky as a potential top 5 draft pick and was expected to be the best player on the roster of a preseason top 10 team.
However, the Cats went on to a 9-16 (.360) record, and BJ Boston Jr. was underwhelming for the majority of the season. Despite that, the Los Angeles Clippers still seen potential and decided to take a chance on Boston, as he fell steeply and was drafted with the 51st pick in last year’s draft.
Boston now looks like a completely different player with much improved confidence. Averaging 21 points, 5 rebounds, 2.7 assists, and 1.7 steals in the G-League before being called up to the NBA.
Last week, Boston notably dropped 46 points for the G-League’s Agua Caliente Clippers. The performance was a big factor in Boston being called back up to the Los Angeles Clippers.
The 6-6 guard had played twelve games for the Clippers this season, but may have had his breakout game on Wednesday, as Boston played an integral part in the Clippers 114-111 over the Boston Celtics.
In 25 minutes, Boston recorded a team high 27 points, shooting 9-13 from the field and 5-8 from three, in addition to 4 steals and 2 rebounds.
The Celtics simply had no answer for him. Celtic Ime Udoka, had this to say about Boston.
“End of the day, he came in and busted our a**. I don’t know how many points he had – but over 20 – and he won them the ball game”.
Clippers coach, Ty Lue, even credited Boston’s performance to the win, saying, “Brandon powered us to this win.”
Following the game, Boston dedicated the performance to his late friend and teammate, Terrence Clarke.
“He’d be excited, have a bright smile on his face, telling me ‘I told you. I told you you’re the best in the world, just keep going…He always pushed me to be my best self… He’s from Boston, he wanted to play for Boston.”
After suffering through the COVID season and not getting to experience the love of the BBN, followed by the passing of one his best friends, Terrence Clarke, Boston is a player I will always root for and want to succeed.
Check out highlights from Boston’s breakout game below!