Nesmith in the NBA

The basketball world reacts to Aaron Nesmith being drafted by the Boston Celtics

NASHVILLE, Tenn. β€” Wednesday was a memorable and historic moment for one of Vanderbilt’s finest.

Former basketball star Aaron Nesmith was selected by the Boston Celtics 14th overall in the first round of the NBA Draft. The 6-foot-6, 215-pound shooting guard was trending online after officially becoming part of the NBA.

Here is what they were saying after Nesmith, a Charleston, South Carolina native, heard his name called by NBA commissioner, Adam Silver: