On this day in Boston Celtics history, point guard A.J. Wynder was born in 1964 in the Bronx, New York.
The New Yorker helped carry the Fairfield Stags to back-to-back MAAC championships and two NCAA Tournament appearances in 1986 and 1987 before going undrafted in the 1987 NBA draft.
After several seasons playing in the Continental Basketball Association (CBA — that era’s equivalent of the NBA G League),
Wynder landed a 10-day contract with the Celtics in March of 1991. He turned it into a rest-of-season deal.
Appearing in just six games for Boston, he averaged 2 points and 1.3 assists per game as a Celtic.
Wynder played several more stints in the CBA before starting a successful coaching career.