Jaylen Brown. (Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)
BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- Celtics have won four in a row and they'll enjoy a day off today, but second-year swingman Jaylen Brown intends to make the most of it.
He'll speak at Harvard University Thursday night as part of a speaker series for its Graduate School of Education.
"I'm excited," he said. "To be honest, I'm overwhelmed. I've been preparing mentally for it, so I'm looking forward to it. I don't know what to necessarily expect, in terms of what the crowd will be or the expectations, but I've got some interesting ideas, and I can't wait to share them."
Brown's just 21 years old. He could still be in college, but he's incredibly mature and intelligent, and regarded for his activism and social commentary on issues like politics and race and couldn't resist and opportunity to get more involved with Boston's higher-ed.
"Harvard only asks a select few people to come give a lecture or come speak," he said. "It's a pleasure to be able to speak in front of a crowd like that at a prestigious university such as Harvard."
Brown wouldn't disclose to the media what he'll discuss, but said he can't wait to get out there and share his ideas.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Adam Kaufman reports