BREAKING: Christian Vital (UConn) has been selected as a 2020 Professional Basketball Combine honoree. In four seasons in Mansfield, the Queens, New York native accumulated 1,735 points, 663 rebounds, 269 assists, 215 steals, 12 blocks, and 15.1 win-shares.
Vital, a 2019-20 First Team All-AAC selection, was among the elite in college basketball in two key analytical model inputs: STL% (4.5) and FT% (89.9), ranking in the top ten in each category. His main calling card is having a nose for the ball as a walking Jedi mind trick on defense.
Vital ranks in the 99th percentile of Jacob Goldstein's Player Impact Plus-Minus metric, and has been favorably compared from a statistical/stylistic perspective to the likes of Patrick Beverley.
Vital landed a contract with BG Göttingen of the German BBL (1st division Germany) where he was impactful during pre-season scrimmages, but ultimately returned stateside to re-focus on training for a potential shot at the NBA.
We are excited to welcome Christian Vital to the PBC family and look forward to all of his future success in professional basketball!
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