Player: Silas Christie
School: Cardinal Newman (SC)
When you look into and watch Cardinal Newman from South Carolina, you assume that Josh Beadle is the leader for this group. Beadle, who is committed to Clemson already, is a terrific talent but Christie is one that needs to be taken more seriously with his game. The 6’4 prospect brings a unique game to the floor, especially with how he can operate on multiple levels and plays much bigger/stronger than listed.
He is now putting back-to-back strong seasons in which he is impacting the floor in many ways, averaging 13 points, around 8-9 rebounds per game, 1.5 assists, and two steals per game. Christie is one that could certainly help a program at the next level and should be receiving more interest his way.
Our very own Rick Lewis had this to say after watching Christie:
“Rarely, does a player make such an impact on both ends of the court, but that is the case in point for Christie. More importantly, Christie brings a high motor and consistency to every game. He rebounds extremely well for his position and has natural instincts that allows him to be so productive.”
We also recently spoke with Coach Deter about his game:
“Christie is a long, strong, and athletic wing that really attacks offensive and defensive board. He averaged a near “double-double” this past season. He has really worked hard on his shot along with his range. Christie has become a three-level scorer with a post-up game as well.” We’ve had ample opportunities to watch Christie, both in team and camp settings and each time we came away impressed. At the Carmel Christian MLK Showcase, we wrote the following. “Christie’s energy on the floor was outstanding for his team. He was aggressive on the boards, seemingly always around the ball and on the glass, as well as finishing on the offensive end. He made a lot of “team” plays and loved the motor he brings once he steps on the floor.”
HUDL Highlights: https://www.hudl.com/video/3/12201602/5e684d0b23473e14e068ec18