Christon Ready to Emerge

If he continues to make strides on the floor and in the classroom Semaj Christon will see his stock explode this year.

Sometimes players make strides early in their high school career, and other players develop later on. One prospect from the city of Cincinnati (OH) is seeing his game go to another level recently. Point guard Semaj Christon was a role player as a junior at Winton Woods High School, but after an impressive summer he is now turning into a star.

At 6-feet tall and 175 pounds, Christon has big time speed baseline to baseline, and is always in attack mode going to the rim. While he scores well going to the basket, his court vision and natural passing instinct are what is making him a unique prospect.

Now Christon is being asked to run the show for his team, and is ready to put on display the improvements that he has made.

"I think my game has come a long way so far this year," said Christon. "I know I have to work on my jump shot and on becoming a leader."

Early on in his high school career Christon didn't focus as much as he should have in the classroom, but now he knows he has to work hard. He currently is on the honor roll, and is taking his academics very seriously.

"I am putting in a lot of effort in right now," said Christon about his grades. "The work is so much easier on the court than in the classroom, but I know I have to focus on that and that is what I am doing."

Due to the fact that he has work to do academically, the recruiting attention has been limited, but some schools are still showing him attention.

"Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, and Akron are the schools sending me the most letters right now," said Christon.

If indeed Christon does get his grades good enough, numerous mid-major and even high-major schools will be sure to jump into the fray. Right now coaches are telling him he has huge potential going forward.

"All the coaches are saying I can be a very good player as long as I get in the weight room and get stronger," Christon explained.

With the graduation of Allen Payne who is now a freshman at Auburn, Winton Woods is set to turn to Christon, and by the looks of things he is more than ready to handle the reigns and in turn see his stock soar.

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