Citing multiple sources, ESPNU is reporting that Cincinnati native and Brewster Academy (N.H.) incoming post-graduate Semaj Christon will stay home to play his college basketball for the Xavier Musketeers.
Christon chose Xavier over Cincinnati, Georgetown, Illinois and Providence.
ESPN Recruiting Coordinator Reggie Rankin describes Christon as "an immediate impact guard that has size, skill and athletic ability.
"What makes him special is he's a high level playmaker not only for himself but teammates. He has the talent to challenge for a starting position right away.
"A huge commit for Chris Mack not only because of his talent but Christon is a local kid," Rankin added. "He should provide the Xavier fans with a high octane fast break while making plays off ball screens and end of clock situations."
Christon is the fifth commitment for head coach Chris Mack in 2012, joining center Sim Bhullar, power forward James Farr and Notre Dame Prep shooting guard Myles Davis. Power forward Jalen Reynolds originally signed with Xavier's 2011, class but did not qualify academically. He will also spend a post-grad year at Brewster along side Christon before enrolling in 2012.