Cavs Keeping Tabs On 2017 Wing Christian David

Playing for Team Canada, Milton (Ontario) native Christian David averaged 8.7 points, 2.7 rebounds and 1.7 steals per game in three games at the 2015 Nike Global Challenge. His performance in Chicago got the attention of the Virginia coaches, who have been eyeing the 6’7” junior ever since.

Coach Tony Bennett has not yet offered the talented wing; however, Cavalier associate head coach Ron Sanchez watched David perform in a fall workout at Vermont Academy (VT) in September. Virginia reportedly was represented at V.A. once again this month.

“He is very skilled, athletic and long. Not too many of those guys exist. The cherry on top is his passion for the game. He is a major gym rat,” Vermont Academy head coach Alex Popp said of David, who is in his first year at the Saxtons River, Vermont, prep school. “He will play 1-3 for us. Defensively he will defend 1-4.”

David, who has a 6’11” wing span according to his coach, boasts scholarship offers from Baylor, Creighton, DePaul, Duquesne, George Washington, Illinois, Old Dominion, Oregon, Providence, St. Bonaventure and Texas Tech. He has taken unofficial visits to Michigan, Providence and St. Bonaventure.

Coach Popp is excited about his 2014/2015 squad. In addition to David, Vermont Academy features three other prospects with Division 1 scholarship offers. Popp describes Kendrick Gray and Bailey Patella as “long, versatile guards” and Marcus Santos-Silva as a power forward.

UVa currently has only one scholarship available in class of 2017 recruiting. For a rundown of those high school juniors Coach Bennett has offered so far, click here.

Below are highlight videos of David courtesy of Northpolehoops…