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0 - Semaj Christon

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  • Birthday: 11/1/92
  • NBA Position: Point Guard
  • Class: Sophomore
  • Ht: 6-3
  • Wt: 186
  • Hometown: Cincinnati, OH
  • High School: Brewster Academy
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NBA Comparison: Devin Harris/Keyon Dooling

Strengths: Christon is a rangy PG prospect with good end-to-end speed and athletic ability … Has excellent physical tools for a PG prospect, at 6’3 185 with a 6’6 wingspan … Physically, has the attributes to be a standout at the NBA level … Likes to play an aggressive style and is a true slasher … Shows some ability to finish above the rim … Has few problems getting to the rim in most cases, and shows a quick first step and adequate handles … Loves the transition game, and stands out the most as a finisher when he has a head of steam … Good at drawing fouls, and is athletic enough to convert at the rim … Looks like he could make a career out of his play on the defensive end, and should be able to defend some of either guard spot … Uses his length well on both ends of the court and is real good at pressuring the ball … Pretty active player with good toughness … Good drive and dish ability, and wasn’t a really turnover prone player this past season despite his relentless style of play … Seems to have room to fill out his frame, which could be excellent for him down the line … Still has room to grow as a player, and could really be a good piece for a team if he improves on some of his more easily correctable weaknesses … Improved his efficiency nicely from his Fr. To Soph. season … Seems like he should develop a good change of pace PG ...

Weaknesses: Jump shooting is the one thing teams will need to see from Christon in workouts before they can decide where to select him in the draft … Right now his jumper is a work in progress, and although he shot a decent 3-point % as a Soph (38%), it was on less than 2 attempts a game … Doesn’t seem to have real confidence in his shot, and extending his range is probably going to take time, and some tweaking of his form … Teams will dare him to shoot in the screen game … A pretty raw player at the moment, needs more experience … Also is a developing floor general in need of true PG instincts … Doesn’t dictate pace that well, and struggles to get teammates involved as well as he should if it isn’t a drive and dish situation … Shows a fairly loose handle for a PG prospect when he can’t break defenses down with his pure speed … Is particularly shaky when he has to use his left hand, and looks uncomfortable when handling or slashing to his left side … Mediocre floor vision and tends to get selfish and force action at times…Free throw shooting needs improvement … Will need to add weight to his frame ...

Overall: Christon is a pretty good PG from a physical and athletic standpoint, and he’s an aggressive competitor with high level energy and good potential … He is going to develop into a good perimeter defensive player in a league that has very tough PG’s, so he has value there … Improving his jump shot is going to be huge for him, but his basketball IQ, and ability to run a team also are key … Christon’s draft range is likely anywhere from the end of the 1st round to the middle of the 2nd ...

Jorrye Nixon 5/20/14

Strengths: Big, long, explosive point guard who shows lots of promise ... Slashing point with great speed and explosiveness ... Excellent at hanging in the air to get a good shot off around the rim ... Great finisher ... Capable of making some spectacular passes ... Great size and length for a point guard, which will allow him to see the floor well ... Possesses a highly effective one-handed floater ... Great transition player ... Plays the passing lanes well and gets a lot of steals (1.5 SPG) ... Excellent ball-handler who can create plays out of a bad situation ... Very aggressive player on offense. Draws a lot of fouls ... Good overall athlete ... Only 20 years old, so he has time to work on the fixable rough patches in his game such as decision-making and shooting ...

Weaknesses: Needs to work on his decision-making skills. Committed 3.6 turnovers per game last season...He often plays out of control and gets too aggressive ... Needs to develop his jump shot as most of his buckets come around the rim. Shot 25% from 3 last season ... Questionable whether his jumper will ever be above average ... Can get too aggressive on defense and commit too many unnecessary fouls ... Needs to become a more mature player overall ... Relatively poor free throw shooter (67%), especially for a point guard who gets to the line as frequently as he does ... Good body, but needs to get stronger to finish plays in the lane ...

Overall: Christon has the benefit of being a point guard in a shooting guard's body, but his point guard skills do still need work. If he can improve his decision-making and shooting, his length, athleticism, and slashing ability make him a very intriguing prospect who could potentially be a lottery pick in next year's loaded draft...

Notes: Measured 6'3 (in shoes) 185 lbs, with a 6'6 wingspan at the 2013 Nike Guard Skills Academy ...

Jacob Stallard 7/16/13

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