Former Xavier standout cracks Thunder’s roster

By: Josh Bozzick ~Staff Writer~ Former Xavier shooting guard Semaj Christon, who played two seasons for the Musketeers, made the Oklahoma City Thunder’s opening day roster last week. Christon’s road to the NBA was comparable to climbing a mountain: there were a lot of ups and downs, and there were many divots on the way. Through it all, he kept pushing until he was awarded a spot on an NBA team. Drafted in 2014, Christon was selected by the Miami Heat as the No. 55 pick. Shortly after the selection, his draft rights were traded to the Charlotte Hornets, and … Continue reading Former Xavier standout cracks Thunder’s roster

Opinion: Let pros groom future pros

By: Andrew Utz ~Staff Writer~ Every year at Xavier, the end of season discussion becomes who is going to go pro or not. So far, we have had goalkeeper Dallas Jaye sign with the newly-formed FC Cincinnati as well as some of the basketball team desire to participate in the NBA draft combine. While Jaye does not have any eligibility remaining for his collegiate career, sophomore guard Trevon Bluiett and junior forward Jalen Reynolds each have some time left to either continue playing for Xavier or become professional athletes. Schools spend vast amounts of time with high school students in order … Continue reading Opinion: Let pros groom future pros

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 … Continue reading Christon leaves for the NBA