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USA Basketball Notes

  • Helped lead the 2017 USA World Cup Qualifying Team to a 2-0 record during the November first-round games, played in both games, averaged 13.5 minutes, 6.5 points, 1.0 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game, shot 44.4 percent from the field, 100 percent (2-2 3pt FGs) percent from 3-point and 100 percent from the foul line (3-3 FTs). 
  • Named to 2017 USA Men’s World Cup Qualifying Team for the November first-round games on Nov. 14, 2017.

Professional Notes

  • Played for the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2016-17, played in 64 games, averaged 15.2 minutes,  2.9 ppg., 1.4 rpg. and 2.0 apg. per game.
  • Drained a 3 to give Russel Westbrook a triple-double, his record setting 42nd triple-double of the season.
  • Played a total of 48 games, started 44 games, for the NBA G League Oklahoma City Blue in 2014-15 and 2016-17.
  • Played for the Oklahoma City Thunder for the 2016 NBA Summer Leagues.
  • Played for Consultinvest Pesaro (Italy) in 2015-16. Played and started in 30 games, averaged 14.3 points, 3.7 assists, 3.3  rebounds and 1.6 steals in 33.2 minutes per game. Shot 42.5 percent from the field.
  • Played for the Oklahoma City Thunder for the 2015 NBA Summer League.
  • Played for the NBA G League Oklahoma City Blue in 2014–15, played in 44 games, averaged 35.4 minutes a game, 18.6 points, 3.7 rebounds, 5.7 assists (ninth best in the league), 1.6 steals (13th best in the league) 
  • Selected a 2015 NBA Development League All-Star and recorded 10 points, four assists and three steals in 22.3 minutes.
  • Named 29015 NBA Development League All-Rookie third team honors.
  • Played for the Oklahoma City Thunder for the 2014 NBA Summer Leagues.
  • Selected by the Miami Heat with the 55th overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft. His draft rights were later traded to the Charlotte Hornets, and then again to the Oklahoma City Thunder.

College Notes

  • Played two seasons (2012-13 through 2013-14) for Xavier University.
  • In his two collegiate seasons, played in 64 games, started 63 games, and capped his career with 1,034 points (16.2 ppg.) and 281 assists (4.4 apg.).
  • Became only the second player in XU history to reach the 1,000-Point Club as a sophomore.
  • As a sophomore (2013-14), averaged 17.0 ppg . (4th high in the Big East Conference), 4.1 apg. (sixth best in the Big East) and 1.4 spg.
  • Named a unanimous 2014 All-Big East first team selection, 2014 Big East All-Tournament Team; 2013-14 NABC first team All-District 5.
  • As a freshman (2012-13), led Xavier's in points (15.2 ppg.), assists (4.6 apg.), steals (1.5 spg.) and minutes (34.3 mpg.). 
  • His 456 total points ranked second all-time among Xavier freshmen.
  • Named 2013 Atlantic 10 Conference Rookie of the Year, All-Atlantic 10 Conference Rookie team and All-Atlantic 10 Conference second team, also earned Freshmen All-America Team selection by Collegeinsider.com and NABC District 4 Second Team honors. Was named Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week for a school record seven times.

Personal Notes

  • Parents are Toni-Carr and William Christon.

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