OCU Signs Christman to Play Basketball

Jackson High School senior Andrew Christman signed his letter of intent to play basketball at Ohio Christian University during the upcoming season.  The six-foot, six-inch senior has had aspirations of playing for the Trailblazers since his junior year.  "Coach Christopher got a hold of me my junior year and I went there and played with them," he said.  "I liked the players there.  I'm going to be working up there this summer with him (Christopher) because he wants me to be in the gym every day I can.  I really like the atmosphere and it is a good Christian school."

Christman, a true center, was a two-year member of the varsity Ironmen under Coach Jordan's guidance.  He averaged nearly a double-double in points and rebounds, and earned Division II second-team-all-district honors from the District 13 Coaches Association.

Coach Christopher added that Christman fits his "three piece formula when looking at kids for our program."  "One is hard work, the second is being well coached, and the third is coming from great families," said Christopher.  Andrew fits all three of those criteria.  That hard work goes all the way through his life, both academically and athletically."

The men's basketball program, under the direction of Christopher, has been in three straight national tournaments.   One of those was this past season, in which the Trailblazers captured the regional championship and finished with a 28-8 overall record.

Christman is currently undecided as far as a major, but is seriously considering Disaster Management.  He is the son of Rick and Cheri Christman.