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Max Christie

USA Basketball Experience

  • Gold Medal: 2019 FIBA Americas U16 Championship.
  • Named to the 2021 USA Nike Hoop Summit Team on March 25, 2021, however the event was not played due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Participated in the 2019 USA Basketball Men's Junior National Team October minicamp.
  • Took part in the 2019 USA Basketball Men's Junior National Team July minicamp.
  • Member of the 2019 USA U16 National Team that compiled a 6-0 record en route to the gold medal in Belém, Brazil; averaged 9.5 ppg. and 3.3 rpg.
  • Participated in the 2019 USA Junior National Team April minicamp at the men’s Final Four in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
  • Took part in the October 2018 USA Junior National Team minicamp in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

High School Honors

  • MaxPreps Sophomore All-America third team (2019).
  • City/Suburban Hoops Report All-State first team (2019).
  • USA Today All-USA Illinois first team (2019).
  • Illinois All-State first team (2019).
  • All-tournament selection at the Fenton and York holiday tournaments (2018).
  • MSL Conference Player of the Year and All-MSL East Conference (2019).
  • Featured in the April 2019 Chicago Magazine and on Chicago’s CBS news.

High School Notes

  • Attends Rolling Meadows High School in Illinois.
  • As a sophomore in 2018-19, led his team to a 15-11 record and the regional semifinals; averaged 25.5 ppg., 10.0 rpg.  and 3.2 apg.
  • Scored 51 points in a single game.
  • Produced 10 double-doubles and one triple-double.
  • Plays in the summer for the UAA Illinois Wolves.

Personal Notes

  • Born in his hometown of Arlington Heights, Illinois.
  • Given name is Cormac Carl Christie Jr., but goes by Max.
  • Son of Katrina and Cormac (Max) Sr. ; has one brother, Cameron (13).
  • Mother had a 1,000-point career at Northwestern University and dad father played basketball at Parkland College (Ill.).
  • Great grandfather, Clarence Gilley, served in the U.S. Army.
  • Mother played basketball at Northwestern, father played basketball at Wisconsin-Superior.
  • Member of his school’s “A” honor roll, earned the Student of the Quarter award and is a member of the student leadership team.
  • Twitter: Max12Christie
  • Instagram: MaxChristie12
  • Started playing basketball in first grade.
  • Away from the court, enjoys playing video games, watching television and movies and hanging out with his brother.
  • Top five movies: “Black Panther,” “Infinity War,” “22 Jump Street,” “Mall Cop 2” and “Pacific Rim.”
  • Favorite player is Kevin Durant because they have a similar playing style and versatility.
  • Favorite class: AP world history.
  • Favorite pregame meal: Jimmy Johns No. 4 with cucumbers and tomatoes.
  • Draws inspiration from his family.
  • If he could play any other sport professionally it would be football or darts.
  • Has visited Mexico several times and Jamaica twice.

USA Basketball Statistics

2019 U16
6/2 105/17.5 18- 48 .375 13- 35 .371 8- 10 .800 20/ 3.3 57/ 9.5 6 4 7 3

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