Xavier's Semaj Christon 2014 Lottery Pick?
Xavier point guard Semaj Christon leads the team in both scoring (15.0) and assists (4.5) and despite his gaudy stats, he is flying under the radar of all the other talented first-year players. He's one of the most utilizing players in the country, a clear polarizing talent And at 6'3", Christon has excellent size for a future pro, so why isn't he getting more attention?
Well the number one reason scouts are down on Christon at this time is his inconstancy and decision-making. In a recent win over Duquesne, Christon finished with 16 points, 8 assists, 7 rebounds and just one turnover. But that night of controlling the rock is rare. Even more recently, the freshman fired off 10 turnovers against VCU, elevating his season average to 3.8 per game, the 12th worst rate in the country.
On top of his turnover woes, Christon has made just 4 of his 24 3-point attempts, just 16.7 percent from distance and converts64.3 percent of his free-throw attempts as well.
However, Christon is still just a freshman and players commonly show the largest improvements in their game, specifically point guards in their decision-making, between their first and second years. One scout that we spoke with declared Christon a likely first-round pick, with the size and frame to go in the top-half of the round in 2014 if he stays in school one more year and works on his game.
By NBA-DRAFT.com Staff Writer - 3 -2 13