Big Summer for Christopher

Summer basketball has been pretty good to 6-foot-4 guard Patrick Christopher. The Mayfair HS product began the summer by putting on a shooting exhibit at the Nike Memorial Day Tournament, and his great play hasn't slowed down since.

After a solid NBPA camp, Patrick Christopher put together a number of big time performances at the Nike Camp in front dozens of big time coaches.

“It was real fun.  I had a couple of games that I scored a lot. The first game I think I had 25,” Christopher said about Nike camp. “The next couple of games I really didn’t touch the ball that much. When the opportunity was there, I scored just not that much. Then a few games later I had 31 with eight threes. When you get it, you got to go to work.”

Christopher, who de-committed from California in late June, received attention from a number of coaches in the recent open period and said that Washington, USC, Georgetown, Texas, Gonzaga, Kentucky, and Kansas are recruiting him.

But coaches aren’t the only ones noticing, scouts are noticing as well. In Scout.com’s most recent rankings, Christopher jumped from outside of the top 100 all the way to the 54th spot.

“I think that’s pretty good. As far as I knew I wasn’t even on there,” Christopher said about his recent jump in the rankings.

While he does enjoy his new ranking, he said if he did the rankings he would be a little higher.

“I mean if you ask me, I’m the number one player in the country,” Christopher explained. “But I can’t do the rankings. That’s just my confidence.”

With the Las Vegas tournaments approaching, Christopher said that he is beginning to get anxious to play in the event. Christopher will be playing with the H-Squad not only in Las Vegas but most likely for the rest of the summer.

“I’m looking forward to that so I can prove my rankings even more after that.”

After the summer, Christopher wants to dive back into the world of recruiting, and take some more visits.

“I want to take some visits in the fall,” Christopher said. “I’ll probably take all four, just to go with the experience recruiting process.”

While he does have a list of seven schools recruiting him, he is definitely willing to listen to other schools.

“At this point, I mean I’m not turning anyone down right now. That’s why I opened my recruiting back up, so I can get recruited.”


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