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Semaj Christon Had Big First Year For Xavier Musketeers

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The Xavier Musketeers may have missed out on the 2013 NCAA Tournament, but at least Semaj Christon played huge in his freshman season.

Christon led the team in both scoring and assists, with 15.2 points per game and 4.6 assists per game. He also shot 44.4 percent from the field. As good as those number may sound, he only made seven threes on the season, which resulted in him shooting 25 percent from behind the arc. For a 6’3” guard, that is not exactly the most impressive thing in the world.

You would think that Christon would work on his three-point shooting over the offseason, but who knows. He still put up high numbers in the statistics that seem to matter most for a point guard, so we will give him the benefit of the doubt.

Christon is not at Tu Holloway status yet, but with some time, he could definitely reach that point.

Whether the case, Xavier needs to win some more games in the 2013-14 college basketball season. The Musketeers did not dance this year and finished with an overall record of 17-14. The Atlantic 10 Conference was really good, but not making the NCAA Tournament is still not making the NCAA Tournament  at the end of the day.

Christon needs to be just as good next season and be a more efficient three-point shooter. If he can do that, who knows how good he will be next year. He has the talent to really make some noise and get into the national spotlight. He did score 15.2 points per game as a freshman.


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