New two way wing Brodric Thomas to wear No. 97, a first for a Boston Celtics player

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New Boston Celtics two way shooting guard Brodric Thomas is already making history for his new team before he even sets foot on the court — and before you get too excited, we should probably explain what we mean by that.

The Celtics have more retired jerseys than any other team in the NBA (22 in fact!), which can make finding a jersey number for new players a bit of a challenge. And such was likely the case for the Truman State product when it came time to select the number he will wear for Boston this season when playing for the parent club and not the Maine Celtics (formerly Red Claws).

Brodric will reportedly be the very first to wear the Celtics’ No. 97 in the team’s 75-year history, first reported by Celtics Blog’s Keith Smith.

The Illinois native will likely spend most of his season playing in Portland in the G League wearing another jersey number, but when he’s with Boston, he will have the team’s highest-numbered jersey by quite a bit, with No. 71 Dennis Schroder being the next-highest worn by an active player.

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