October 1, 2023


“I imply, I don’t suppose there’s a YouTube video of Larry Hen that I’ve not seen.”

Taylor Funk (left) will take part within the Celtics’ coaching camp. José Luis Villegas/AP Picture

The Boston Celtics have signed ahead Taylor Funk to an Exhibit 10 contract, per CLNS Media’s Bobby Manning.

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With this contract, Funk will be capable to take part within the Celtics’ coaching camp and compete for his or her closing two-way roster spot. The opposite two spots are at the moment held by JD Davison and Jay Scrubb.

Funk started his faculty profession at St. Joseph’s College, which is about an hour and a half away from his hometown of Lancaster, Pa. He broke out in his junior season, averaging 17.4 factors per recreation on 48.2 p.c capturing from the sector in his closing 12 months with the Hawks.

For his senior season, Funk transferred to Utah State College and used his 37 p.c three-point capturing to guide the Aggies to third-place end within the Mountain West Convention. They ended up with a Tenth-seed within the 2023 NCAA Males’s Basketball Match, however misplaced within the Spherical of 64 to seventh seed College of Missouri. Funk put up 16 factors within the contest, main all Aggies in scoring.

Funk could be very acquainted with the Celtics’ legacy and the Corridor of Fame expertise that has touched the courtroom in Boston. Celtics legend Larry Hen is an enormous affect on Funk’s recreation, which revolves closely round passing, capturing, and utilizing his six ft and eight inches as a bonus over smaller wing defenders.

“I studied Larry Hen,” Funk informed The Aggship’s Patrick Mayhorn. “I imply, I don’t suppose there’s a YouTube video of Larry Hen that I’ve not seen.”

Funk may have a chance to make the Celtics’ roster and put on the identical jersey his idol wore, however he’s not the one one. He’ll be vying with former Sacramento Kings G-Leaguer DJ Steward for that closing two-way roster spot. It’s not but clear who will earn that spot, however a choice will nearly definitely be made after coaching camp ends.