Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Semaj Christon announced he will declare for the NBA Draft and is projected to go in the second round.
“I just want to thank Xavier nation,the coaches and my teammates ..this been the 2years of my life .. LOVE XAVIER ” he Tweeted.
ESPN.com and CBSSports.com previously reported he was entering the Draft.
DraftExpress.com projects the 6-foot-3 Christon — who averaged 17.0 points and 4.2 assists this season — as the No. 43 pick in the draft.
“That is his range,” one veteran NBA scout told SNY.tv.
“Nice college guard with good size for a point. Not a shooter but can score and get to the basket. He could become a good on-ball defender. Probably going to spend sometime in the D-League. His decision-making also needs to improve. He currently is more of a scoring guard than a point guard.”
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.