Born March 6, 1977 John Celestand played in the NBA mainly as a Guard during their playing career, season(s): 2000-2000. John Celestand is a retired American professional basketball player. A 6'4" point guard, Celestand attended Piscataway Township High School in Piscataway, New Jersey before playing collegiately at Villanova University. Celestand was selected by the Los Angeles Lakers with the No. 30 overall pick of the 1999 NBA Draft.