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C.J. McCollum
Lehigh-senior-C.J.-McCollum
McCollum playing on Lehigh
Portland Trail Blazers
Position Point Guard
Jersey No. 3
League NBA
Personal information
Born September 19, 1991 (1991-09-19) (age 25)
Canton, Ohio
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 4 (1.93 m)
Listed weight 200 lbs (91 kg)
Career information
High school GlenOak
(Canton, Ohio)
College Lehigh
NBA Draft 2013 / Round: 1 / Pick: 10th
Selected by the Portland Trail Blazers
Pro career 2013-present (4 years)
Career history
Years Team
2013-present Portland Trail Blazers
Career highlights and awards
NBA.com profile C.J. McCollum
ESPN.com profile C.J. McCollum

Christian James McCollum is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Portland Trail Blazers of the NBA. He was drafted as the 10th pick in the 1st round of the 2013 NBA Draft by the Trail Blazers. He played college basketball for the Lehigh Mountain Hawks and majored in journalism.

High School career

C.J. McCollum stood just 5'2" tall in his freshman year at GlenOak High School but he quickly gained 5 inches due to a late growth spurt. He was 6'1" and he was tall enough to be put on the radar for college recruitment. McCollum scored more points in his first high school game to break the record for most points scored in a single game.

Collegiate career

Standing 6'3" when he was recruited by Lehigh, C.J. McCollum averaged almost 30 points per game throughout his senior year. He was the first freshman to be named conference player of the year in the Patriot League. McCollum was considered a top NBA draft draft prospect because of his great college basketball performances. He broke his foot in a game versus VCU to end his collegiate career with Lehigh.

NBA career

McCollum was the 10th overall pick the 2013 NBA Draft, being drafted by the Portland Trail Blazers. He participated in the Trail Blazers' summer league tournament games.



College Statistics

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2009–10 Lehigh 33 31 31.9 .459 .421 .810 5.0 2.4 1.3 0.2 19.1
2010–11 Lehigh 31 31 34.5 .399 .315 .845 7.8 2.1 2.5 0.7 21.8
2011–12 Lehigh 35 35 33.1 .443 .341 .811 6.5 3.5 2.6 0.5 21.9
2012–13 Lehigh 12 12 31.0 .495 .516 .849 5.0 2.9 1.4 0.3 23.9

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