Count Xavier’s Semaj Christon as the latest collegiate player to think big.
Christon became the latest player to announce that he is leaving school in order to declare for the 2014 NBA Draft on Friday, according to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman.
The Musketeers sophomore guard, who led the team in scoring this past season, told ESPN.com he will forgo his final two seasons of college eligibility and declare for the NBA draft.
“It’s been my lifelong dream of playing in the NBA. Xavier has been a great experience, but now it’s time for me to move onto a different chapter in my life for me and my family,” Christon said.
Christon averaged 17.0 points per game as a sophomore, after averaging 15.2 as a freshman last season. Xavier was 21-13 this past season and lost to North Carolina State in the first round of the NCAA tournament.
He only stands’ 6’2″, but is a very athletic guard who can get up and down the floor. He’s also a fantastic ball handler.
However he’s turnover prone and doesn’t shoot the ball very well from behind the arc (38 percent), so Christon’s decision could be viewed as a bit of a head scratcher.
Right now Christon is viewed as a fringe first round pick.