Christon leaves for the NBA

By: Isabel Smith ~Staff Writer~

Former Xavier basketball guard Semaj Christon will begin his professional career with the Oklahoma City Thunder’s development league team, the Oklahoma City Blue.

While at Xavier, Christon posted an impressive 1,034 points, 281 assists and 90 steals in his 64-game run.

He also made an NCAA tournament appearance and was selected for the Big East first team for the 2013-14 season.

After being drafted 55th in the NBA draft by the Miami Heat in June and following a few trades, Christon found his place in Oklahoma.

He spent his summer playing in the NBA summer league with the Oklahoma City Thunder in Orlando, Fla.

His agent says Christon will play for the Thunder’s affiliate, the Oklahoma City Blue. With a star point guard, Russell Westbrook, and a quality back-up, Reggie Jackson, there is not room on the roster for Christon.

With the Blue, Christon will have the opportunity to log significant minutes and continue to develop his game. The Blue’s season debut takes place on Nov. 14 against the Maine Redclaws at the Cox Convention Center.