Christon Earns Atlantic 10 Conference Rookie Honor

Semaj Christon earned A-10 Rookie of the Week honors.

Semaj Christon earned A-10 Rookie of the Week honors.

Nov. 26, 2012

CINCINNATI --- Xavier University freshman guard Semaj Christon has been named Atlantic 10 Conference Rookie of the Week. Christon averaged 19.0 points, 6.3 assists, 3.3 rebounds and 1.0 steals for Xavier’s three games in the DIRECTV Classic in Anaheim, Calif.  

Christon, who was named to the five-member DIRECTV Classic All-Tournament Team, led Xavier in scoring and assists in each of the three games. He had 18 points and six assists versus Pacific in the first round on Nov. 22, a career-high 23 points on 10-of-14 shooting to go with six assists in the win over Drexel on Nov. 23 and 16 points, seven assists and six rebounds in the win over Drake on Nov. 25.

Christon, who is second on the team in scoring at 14.2 ppg., is bidding to become the first Xavier freshman to average double figures in scoring since Stanley Burrell scored a team-high 12.7 ppg. in the 2004-05 season. Burrell is one of only three Xavier freshmen that have scored in double figures over the last 15 seasons. The other two are David West (11.7 ppg. in 1999-2000) and Romain Sato (10.7 ppg. in 2000-01).

Christon was a preseason Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team selection by the coaches and media.

Xavier, 5-1, plays its next game at Purdue on Saturday.