Joshua Evan Christopher is a professional basketball player from the United States of America. He plays in the National Basketball Association and he is a part of the Houston Rockets team where he is a shooting guard.
Before being drafted into the NBA, he played college basketball for Arizona State University and the Sun Devils.
Player Profile and Persona Life
Josh was born Joshua Even Christopher on December 8, 2001. His hometown is Carson, California. He and his family are devout Christians and he attended Mayfair High school in Lakewood, California. Josh stands 196 centimeters and his last listed weight is 98 kilograms.
Christopher is the youngest of four kids. His older brothers have played basketball be it professionally or in college. Patrick Christopher played for the Utah Jazz. His sister, Paris Christopher, played in college for Saint Mary’s, and his other brother Caleb Christopher plays college basketball for Arizona State University.
Josh is also the godbrother of Tayshaun Prince who played for the NBA.
High School and College Career
He attended Mayfair High School where he averaged 25.9 points per game when he was a sophomore. As a senior, he helped his team reach the CIF Southern Section Division 1 quarterfinal. In 2020, he was named to the McDonald’s All-American team. He also played in the Nike Hoop Summit and the Jordan Brand Classic for that year.
He was rated as a 5-star recruit for college. He received a number of offers before he announced that he had signed with Arizona State. He is noted for being one of Arizona’s highest-rated recruits. Their first five-star recruit since James Harden, whom they recruited in 2007.
In March 2021, he declared himself for that year’s NBA Draft. He was selected by the Houston Rockets in the first round. He was their 24th overall draft. He signed a contract with them in August of the same year.
2020 – McDonald’s All-American