McCollum playing on Lehigh
|Portland Trail Blazers|
|Born||September 19, 1991|
|Listed height||6 ft 4 (1.93 m)|
|Listed weight||200 lbs (91 kg)|
|NBA Draft||2013 / Round: 1 / Pick: 10th|
|Selected by the Portland Trail Blazers|
|Pro career||2013-present (7 years)|
|2013-present||Portland Trail Blazers|
|Career highlights and awards|
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.
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.
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.