Max Christie, Michigan State freshman G, makes final decision on NBA Draft
Max Christie has decided to remain in the NBA Draft. ESPN insider Adrian Wojnarowski broke the news on Twitter.
Michigan State freshman G Max Christie will stay in the 2022 NBA Draft and hire an agent, sources tell ESPN. Christie, an All-Big 10 freshman team selection, is participating at the Chicago Pre-Draft Combine this week.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) May 16, 2022
Shortly after the Woj report, Spartans head coach Tom Izzo released a statement on Twitter wishing Christie well and thanking him for his contribution to MSU’s 2021-22 season:
“After taking some time the last few months to focus on preparation and evaluation, Max and his family have decided that he will be signing with an agent and remaining in the 2022 NBA Draft. I know this has been a lifelong dream for Max and I am excited for him as he takes the next step and continues the process and journey to becoming an NBA player. We appreciate all of the hard work and dedication he gave to Michigan State Basketball this season and wish him nothing but the best.”
“I know this has been a lifelong dream for @Max12Christie and I am excited for him as he takes the next step and continues the process and journey to becoming an NBA player.” 🏀 pic.twitter.com/gobDkC1SUT
— Michigan State Men’s Basketball (@MSU_Basketball) May 16, 2022
A former 5-star prospect in the class of 2021, Christie started all 35 games for Michigan State this past season. He posted averages of 9.3 points, 3.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game as a freshman.