The 6-foot-9 senior center from Syracuse could be playing himself into becoming a late first-round pick in the NBA Draft.
Christmas is averaging 18.0 points, 8.9 rebounds and 2.1 blocks while helping to keep Syracuse (14-5) afloat during a subpar season.
“He wasn’t on the board before,” one veteran NBA scout who recently saw Syracuse told SNY.tv. “He’s averaging 18+ and 9 rebounds, he shoots over 72 percent from the free-throw line. There aren’t a lot of big guys who do that.