CINCINNATI --- Freshman Semaj Christon (Cincinnati, Ohio/Winton Woods/Brewster Acad. [N.H.]) was named Atlantic 10 Conference Rookie of the Week for the third time this season after averaging 18.5 ppg. and 4.5 apg. for XU’s wins over Temple on Jan. 10 and George Washington on Jan. 12 to open the Atlantic 10 season last week.
Christon, a preseason A-10 All-Rookie Team selection by the coaches and media, leads Xavier in scoring at 14.1 ppg., which ranks 13th overall and first among freshmen in the Atlantic 10. Christon leads Xavier in assists as well at 4.8 apg., which ranks fourth overall and second among freshmen in the A-10. He leads the team in steals at 1.4 spg. (15th in the A-10).
Xavier, 9-6 overall and 2-0 in the Atlantic 10 Conference, plays its first A-10 road game on Wednesday at St. Bonaventure at 8 p.m.