19 Facts About Semaj Christon


Semaj Rakim Christon was born on November 1,1992 and is an American professional basketball player for Derthona Basket of the Italian LBA.

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Semaj Christon was a District 16 Player of the Year, Fort Ancient Valley Conference West Division Player of the Year, Cincinnati Enquirer All-Star, All-Southwest District Second-Team selection, and Honorable Mention All-State.

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In July 2011, Christon committed to Xavier, playing in the Atlantic 10 Conference of the NCAA Division I, but would join the team in 2012, first attending prep school Brewster Academy along with fellow recruit Jalen Reynolds.

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Semaj Christon's performances earned him personal recognition, he was Rookie of the Year, All-Rookie team and All-Conference Second Team in the Atlantic 10, adding a Kyle Macy Freshmen All-America Team selection by Collegeinsider.

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In March 2014, Semaj Christon declared himself as an early entrant for the NBA draft, forgoing his two remaining years of college eligibility.

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Semaj Christon joined the Thunder for the 2014 NBA Summer League where he experienced his first taste of professional basketball.

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Semaj Christon did not take part in the Thunder's training camp and was instead incorporated into the team's NBA Development League affiliate, the Oklahoma City Blue.

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In July 2015, Semaj Christon re-joined the Thunder for the 2015 NBA Summer League.

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Semaj Christon performed well at the Orlando event, top-scoring in the fifth place game win over the Los Angeles Clippers with 23, for tournament averages of 15.

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Later that summer, Semaj Christon moved to the Italian Serie A, signing with Consultinvest Pesaro on August 3,2015.

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In July 2016, Semaj Christon re-joined the Oklahoma City Thunder for the 2016 NBA Summer League.

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On July 6,2018, Semaj Christon joined the Brooklyn Nets for the 2018 NBA Summer League.

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On July 31,2018, Semaj Christon signed with the Puerto Rican team Santeros de Aguada for the rest of the 2018 BSN season.

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In October 2018, Semaj Christon led Be'er Sheva to the 2018 Israeli Basketball League Cup Final, where they eventually lost to Maccabi Rishon LeZion.

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On July 24,2019, Semaj Christon signed a one-year deal with the French team Limoges CSP.

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On January 27,2020, Semaj Christon officially signed with Kirolbet Baskonia of the Liga ACB and the EuroLeague.

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On July 22,2020, Semaj Christon signed with Tofas of the Turkish Basketbol Super Ligi and the EuroCup.

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On June 13,2022, Semaj Christon signed a two-year contract with Derthona Basket of the Italian LBA.

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On November 14,2017, Semaj Christon was named a member of the United States national team for the 2019 FIBA World Cup qualification.

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