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ASU’s Josh Christopher leads all scorers in 5-on-5 at NBA Combine

Jun 24, 2021, 4:56 PM
Arizona State's Josh Christopher participates in the NBA Draft Combine at the Wintrust Arena Thursd...

Arizona State's Josh Christopher participates in the NBA Draft Combine at the Wintrust Arena Thursday, June 24, 2021, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

(AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Arizona State guard Josh Christopher appears to have left an impression on those in attendance at the 2021 NBA Combine on Thursday.

In 5-on-5 action, Christopher dropped a game-high 16 points to go along with 10 rebounds and two assists in nearly 25 minutes of play.

He went 0-for-6 from long range but made all his shots from inside the line in the 94-54 win. He also threw down and impressive dunk in transition.

“Three-ball wasn’t falling and had some issues with turnovers, but definitely showed his athleticism, scoring instincts and competiveness in a winning effort,” ESPN draft analyst Jonathan Givony said of the performance. “No question he’s a major talent.”

The Athletic’s Sam Vecenie said he received positive texts from NBA teams about Christopher and two other players.

Measurements on Tuesday revealed the guard was eighth among his position in wingspan at just over 6-foot-9 and was fifth in hand length size (8.75 inches).

It’s already been a busy combine for the Sun Devil, who had an “amazing” meeting with the Philadelphia 76ers, per Sports Illustrated’s Justin Grasso.

Christopher played in 15 games for Sun Devils in 2020-21, averaging 14.3 points, 4.7 rebounds and 1.5 steals per contest. He shot 43% overall and 31% from three-point range.

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