Patrick Christopher
Patrick Christopher

Player Profile

Compton, CA

High School:
Dominguez HS

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 220




UCLA at Cal

Men's Basketball


Washington St. at Cal

Men's Basketball

As a Senior (2009-10): First team All-Pac-10 and All-District IX team ... rates among the top 10 scorers in Cal history with 1,700 career points ... paced the Bears in scoring in five straight games from Dec. 5-29, including 25 vs. UC Santa Barbara on Dec. 29 ... led Cal on the boards with eight against Louisville ... came up one point shy of tying his personal best at Washington, scoring 28 points and a game-high eight rebounds against the Huskies ... scored 17 of his 23 points in the second half at Stanford ... led Cal in scoring at Kansas with 21 points, his third straight 20-point outing ... posted 21 points at Washington State, vs. Oregon and at Arizona State ... tied for sixth on Cal's all-time free-throw list at 81.6 percent ... stands third on Cal's all-time scoring list with 1,700 points, becoming the third player in school history to score 1,700 points ... earned Pac-10 Player of the Week honors on Dec. 15 after his second straight double-double at Pacific (22 points, 10 rebounds) ... produced a double-double against Iowa State (20 points, 11 rebounds) ... fourth in career three-pointers made in school history with 164 ... leads the team with 56 steals, sixth on the school's single-season list ... snagged a team-high nine rebounds vs. UCLA, eight at Arizona State and was second on the team in rebounds at 5.4 rpg ... Cal's career leader in games played (134), having never missed a single game while at Cal ... named the MVP of the Golden Bear Classic ... in the Pac-10 Tournament, tossed in 21 points vs. Oregon, making 5-of-9 three-pointers.

As a Junior (2008-09): Christopher was named a first-team All-Pac-10 selection and to the All-District IX team by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association ... reached double figures in scoring in 25 of 33 games ... second on the team in ppg at 14.5 that also ranked 12th in the conference ... tossed in a career-high 29 points in an OT win over USC ... also paced the Bears in scoring vs. Stanford with 21 points, including 14 points in the second half, helping the Bears erase a 22-point deficit and earn the win ... scored the 1,000th point in his collegiate career vs. Washington ... garnered back-to-back Pac-10 Player of the Week honors after posting four consecutive 20-point performances vs. Arizona and Arizona State, at Washington State and a then-career high of 27 points at Washington ... within those four games, nailed 12 three-pointers, averaged 23.0 ppg as Cal's leading scorer in three of those four contests and also tied his career best in rebounds with 11 against the Huskies ... his 27 points and 11 rebounds at Washington earned him a double-double ... had eight 20-point performances ... helped the Bears be the nation's best three-point shooting team with his 48 treys ... snared a personal-best three steals against Oregon ... went 3-for-4 from behind the arc vs. Washington State and Stanford ... led the Bears in rebounds three times with 11 at Washington, seven at Arizona and six vs. Nevada, in addition to grabbing eight rebounds vs. DePaul, and seven at UNLV and at Arizona ... notched 23 points against DePaul and Arizona ... 7-for-7 from the free-throw line against Nevada and USC, 6-for-6 at the line in the season opener against Pacific and 4-for-4 against Colgate and Stanford ... season free-throw percentage of 83.0 ranked seventh in the conference ... shot 23-for-25 from the free throw line in the last two minutes of games and overtime ... started every game and averaged 33.3 minutes of playing time ... won the Coaches' Award.

As a Sophomore in 2007-08: Christopher nearly tripled his scoring average from his freshman season, tossing in 15.2 ppg for the Bears, which ranked 10th in the Pac-10 ... earned honorable mention All-Pac-10 honors ... paced the Bears in points nine times during the year ... reached double figures 25 times after scoring 10 or more points just four times as a freshman ... had a tremendous start to the year, averaging 20.7 ppg over the first six contests ... tallied at least 16 points in each game with bests of 24 points vs. Nicholls State, 21 points against San Diego State and a career-high 26 points vs. Jackson State ... overall, scored at least 15 points 21 times, a total he reached just twice as a freshman ... tossed in a team-high 18 points in Cal's win over Missouri Dec. 1 ... paced the Bears in their Pac-10 opener vs. USC with 24 points to go along with seven rebounds and seven assists ... also had 24 points against the Trojans in Los Angeles ... nailed a career-high five three-pointers (nine attempts) at Oregon Jan. 10, finishing with 21 points ... also had five three-points (seven attempts) on his way to 23 points vs. Arizona State Feb. 16 ... drained a tie-breaking three-pointer with 27 seconds left on an in-bounds pass just before the shot clock expired at Washington Feb. 2, helping Cal to the 79-75 victory ... in the Pac-10 Tournament, contributed 25 points in the opening round against the Huskies.

As a Freshman in 2006-07: Christopher started 14 of 33 games during his freshman year, including 13 of 18 Pac-10 contests ... earned his first start at DePaul and contributed two points, two rebounds and three assists ... had eight points, four rebounds and two steals in a victory at Stanford ... tallied 10 points vs. USC for his first double-figure effort ... due to a groin injury, did not start at Washington State Feb. 10 ... came off the bench again vs. Oregon Feb. 15 and tossed in 16 points, with 13 coming in the first half when Cal built an eight-point lead ... set his season high two days later vs. Oregon State with 24 points and 11 rebounds, shooting 10-for-16 from the floor ... earlier in the year, chipped in nine points against Hawaii in the semifinals of the Great Alaska Shootout ... also had eight points in a win over Kansas State.

High School: Christopher earned first-team All-CIF honors as a senior at Dominguez HS ... rated the No. 44 overall recruit and No. 6 player in the state of California by ... considered the No. 17 shooting guard in the country by ... averaged 21 ppg, 9 rpg and 3 apg during his final season ... a member of the Long Beach Press-Telegram Dream Team and selected an all-star at the Nike All-American Camp ... attended Mayfair HS his freshman through junior years ... averaged 19.8 ppg, 7.1 rpg and 5.0 rpg as a junior, helping his team to a 19-10 record ... a two-time Suburban League MVP, he was chosen first-team all-state (junior division) by Cal-Hi Sports ... averaged 37 ppg in the Nike Memorial Day Classic in New Orleans in the spring of 2005, scoring a high of 43 points in one game.

Personal: James Patrick Christopher ... born June 3, 1988, in Artesia, Calif. ... parents are Patricia and Laron Christopher ... godbrother is Detroit Pistons forward Tayshaun Prince ... collects Nike Air Force 1 shoes ... has served as a counselor at summer camps run by LeBron James and Vince Carter ... intended African American major.

Career Highs
Points: 29 vs. USC, Feb. 26, 2009
Rebounds: 11 many times, last vs. Iowa State, Dec. 5, 2009
Assists: 7 vs. USC, Jan. 3, 2008
Blocks: 1 many times, last at Stanford, March 6, 2010
Steals: 4 many times, last at Washington, Jan. 16, 2010

Career Statistics

Year G-Gs Min Fg-Fga Pct 3p-3pa Pct Ft-Fta Pct Reb Avg Pf-D Ast To Blk St Tp Avg
2007 33-14 649 71-153 .464 13-39 .333 18-26 .692 77 2.3 67-2 31 35 7 8 173 5.2
2008 33-32 1162 188-412 .456 45-135 .333 82-103 .796 119 3.6 74-2 65 65 3 18 503 15.2
2009 33-33 1100 176-399 .441 48-134 .358 78-94 .830 127 3.8 71-2 68 55 5 26 478 14.5
2010 35-35 1209 204-457 .446 58-172 .337 80-93 .860 190 5.4 72-0 71 50 3 56 546 15.6
Total 134-114 4120 639-1421 .450 164-480 .342 258-316 .816 513 3.8 284-6 235 205 18 108 1700 12.7

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