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Dionte Christmas

  • Full Name: Dionte Lamont Christmas
  • Position: Guard
  • Height/Weight: 6-5 / 205
  • Birthdate: September 15, 1986
  • College: Temple University
Temple University
Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT 3PM 3PA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2005-06 32 1 32 114 0.281 27 46 0.587 20 80 0.25 51 15 16 5 111 3.5
2006-07 30 29 192 412 0.466 128 147 0.871 88 220 0.4 126 62 41 11 600 20
2007-08 34 34 210 478 0.439 146 189 0.772 104 282 0.369 202 86 46 7 670 19.7
2008-09 34 34 218 527 0.414 119 158 0.753 107 304 0.352 197 98 51 5 662 19.5
Totals 130 98 652 1531 0.426 420 540 0.778 319 886 0.36 576 261 154 28 2043 15.7

Career Highlights:

Had outstanding career at Temple where he was named to the Atlantic 10’s First Team after both his junior and senior seasons, and was a Second Team pick after his sophomore season. Led the conference in scoring during his sophomore, junior and senior seasons, becoming the first player in conference history to lead the Atlantic 10 in scoring in three seasons. Led his team to the NCAA tournament in both his junior and senior seasons. Finished career with 2,043 points, becoming Temple’s fourth player to pass 2,000 points. Set program records for career three-pointers (319) and three-pointers in a season (107).

Senior (2008-09):

Honorable Mention All-American. Named Most Outstanding Player of the Atlantic 10 Tournament after averaging 18.7 points and scoring 29 in the championship game victory over Duquesne. Became the first Temple player to score 600 points in three straight seasons. Scored a season high 35 points in upset of then No. 8 Tennessee. Had 20 points or more in 17 games. Was second on team with 5.8 rebounds per game.

Junior (2007-08):

Named Most Outstanding Player of the Atlantic 10 Tournament after averaging 19.0 points. Became the third player to win back-to-back A-10 scoring titles, averaging 19.7 points. Scored a career-high 37 points vs. Duquesne. Scored his 1000th point vs. No. 20 Xavier. Tallied 20 points or more in 18 games.

Sophomore (2006-07):

Named Second Team All-Atlantic 10 and the conference’s Most Improved Player. Led team and Atlantic 10 in scoring (20.0 ppg) -- just the fifth Temple player to accomplish that feat. Led Atlantic 10 in 20-point games (18) and 30-point games (5). Became the 10th player in Temple history to score 600 points in one season. Had first career double-double with 26 points and 11 rebounds at Fordham.

Freshman (2005-06):

Played in all 32 games, making lone start in final game of season against Akron. Averaged 3.5 points, sixth best on squad and first among reserves.

Strengths: Quick release on his jumpshot, with good elevation and form. Adept at coming off screens, catching and shooting. Dangerous offensive player when he gets into a rhythm.

Personal: Was ranked among the top 40 prep school players before going to Temple. Did a year of prep school at Philadelphia Lutheran Christian after playing four years at Samuel Fels High

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