Friday March 28th, 2014

Xavier Evaluators project Semaj Christon as a draftable player, but likely a second-round pick.  (Drew Hallowell/Getty)

The Big East will lose one of its prime talents next season. Xavier guard Semaj Christon will declare for the NBA draft after two seasons, a source with knowledge of the decision confirmed to SI.com.

Christon, a 6-foot-3 Cincinnati native, averaged 17 points and 4.2 assists per game for the Musketeers in 2013-14.

ESPN first reported Christon's departure. MANNIX: Wiggins remains atop the Big Board 5.0 

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