Josh Christopher has consistently had ball in his blood. The most youthful of four kids in a family brimming with hoopers, Christopher grew up watching his sister Paris get a grant to St. Mary’s, his sibling Patrick have an amazing four-year stretch at Cal before leaving on an ace vocation, and his other sibling Caleb sign with Arizona State a year ago.
On Monday night, Christopher at long last reported his own school choice. The No. 10 in general possibility in the secondary school class of 2020 will go to Arizona State in the fall. He picked the Sun Devils over Michigan, UCLA, Missouri, and USC.
Christopher extends as a moment sway scorer as a first year recruit. The 6’4 shooting monitor has been positioned close to the highest point of his group from the minute it began being assessed. Christopher is all around situated to have the option to deal with the genuineness of high-significant ball from the hop. He as of now has a more evolved body than huge numbers of his friends, and a comprehension of how to get to the spots on the floor where he’s happy with scoring. Christopher probably won’t have the long haul upside of some other five-star prospects in his graduating class, yet there’s a case to be made that he is among the most school prepared rising first year recruits in the nation.
Christopher considers a decent yet not-exactly world class competitor who has extraordinary length for his situation with a detailed 6’8 wingspan. He set up beast numbers this past season at Maywood High in Lakewood, California, averaging 29.4 focuses, 11.2 bounce back, 4.4 helps, and 3.5 takes per game as a senior. Christopher was likewise a programmed scorer on grassroots level playing on Nike’s EYBL circuit (21.3 focuses per game), yet his factual profile showed where he has space to develop: he shot 42.3 percent from the field, and 31.6 percent from three-point run across nine games.
Christopher is anticipated to go No. 27 by and large in ESPN’s 2021 NBA mock draft, making him a conceivable one-and-done in school. He’ll get an opportunity to ascend draft sheets on the off chance that he can utilize his length to have an effect protectively and show improvement in his shooting numbers. For the time being, consider him a microwave scorer whose length ought to overpower adversaries at the school level. How proficient that scoring will be stays begging to be proven wrong.
How Josh Christopher fits Arizona State
While USC has apparently made a late play to turn into a genuine contender — thank previous Trojan Nick Young for that — this despite everything feels like a fight among Michigan and Arizona State.
At Michigan, Christopher would have joined apparently the best on-paper enrolling class the program has had since the Fab Five — however John Beilein’s class of 2012 is unthinkably stacked looking back. Juwan Howard can take comfort in the way that he as of now has four other top-100 volunteers submitted for one year from now, featured by five-star large man Isaiah Todd.
At Arizona State, Christopher joins a backcourt that incorporates dynamic scoring watch Alonzo Verge and perhaps Remy Martin, who is trying things out of the NBA draft. Skirt previously end up being a beast scorer in his first year in the wake of moving from the JUCO level, balancing 43 focuses on St.Mary’s in December. Bobby Hurley would have a huge amount of hostile capability with every one of the three around. The Sun Devils have another pined for prospect entering the program in Marcus Bagley, who is positioned No. 35 by and large in his group by 247 Sports and is the more youthful sibling of Sacramento Kings forward Marvin Bagley III.
Arizona State lost seniors Rob Edwards and Mickey Mitchell to graduation, and saw Romello White test the NBA Draft process notwithstanding Martin. The program has likewise lost two sparingly utilized players to move in Khalid Thomas and Elias Valtonen. The Sun Devils would have been a NCAA competition group this past season at 20-11 by and large, and could take a major hop up the standings one year from now with Christopher ready and with the potential returns of White and Martin.