Sixers Reportedly Signing Christ to Free Agent Deal
Not Jesus Christ, but Christ Koumadje out of FSU:
The Philadelphia 76ers will sign Christ Koumadje, undrafted 7’4 centre out of Florida State, to a free agent deal. Koumadje started all 37 games last season and averaged 6.6 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.4 blocks in 15.5 minutes per game.
— Mark Deeks (@MarkDeeksNBA) June 21, 2019
Christ went to Montverde Academy in Florida, where Ben Simmons attended high school. He’s 7’4″, 264 pounds, just a monstrous human being who was born in Chad, moved to Senegal, and then came to the United States.
Overall: Christ Koumadje is a force that is hard to stop if used right … He only played 15 minutes per game in his senior year but was definitely productive during those … He needs to continue to learn to use his body to his advantage as well as expand his overall offensive game … He is great for setting effective screens and running the pick and roll.
Notes: Having not picked up a basketball until high school .., it is interesting to see just how far this young man has come. He has a unique skill-set for his size which is rare … A 7’4, 265 lb. guy who can run the floor with that type of speed and quickness is unusual … He has shown improvement throughout his four-year career at Florida State and could be a hidden gem of a prospect …
Hmm.. I can think of another African guy who didn’t pick up a basketball until he was a teenager…
Christ worked out for the Sixers before the draft, video after the jump:
(It’s actually pronounced ‘Krist,’ so the Jesus joke doesn’t work, but I wanted to use it anyway)