Less then two weeks after deciding to play his postgraduate season at Brewster Academy more big news is coming from Semaj Christon. After weighing his options over the last week Semaj has committed to play at Xavier University as a member of their '12 recruiting class.
This spring and summer scouts have been all over Christon and his Cincinnati Knights AAU team, as he has seen his stock skyrocket like no one else in the state of Ohio. This all comes after a statement senior season at Winton Woods HS where he led the city in scoring and the league in assists, while taking his team all the way to the Regional Semifinal. A 6'3 scoring point guard with great athleticism and exceptional court vision, whether its to find a teammate or a lane to the basket, Christon is an exceptional talent with the potential to mature into a college superstar.
At the end of the recruiting process Christon could just not pass up the chance to play in front of family and friends at one of his hometown schools. Illinois, Georgetown, Cincinnati, and Providence top the list of disappointed schools who were not able to attain Semaj's services.
Semaj becomes Xavier's 4th commitment for the class of 2012 in what is shaping up to be a nationally ranked recruiting class. Joining Christon, who is ranked in the top 100 nationally, is SG Myles Davis (pure shooter from NJ), C Sim Bhullar (7'4 giant from Huntington Prep), and PF James Farr (an under the radar talent from Illinois).
Next year at Brewster should be another year of rapid development in Semaj's career, where he will have the chance to practice and play with other elite talents everyday. From there Xavier fans should already be having visions of him driving to the basket and kicking to Myles Davis for wide open threes.
For those who haven't been able to see Semaj play here are some of his highlights from CPHR's Top 50 Spring Showcase: