Chris Chiozza @Chiozza11: Man on A Mission by @Leontaylor1983
Former Memphis High School standout Guard Chris Chiozza has come a long way since his days as a standout point guard at White Station High School. A place where despite his impressive prep career, he was over looked by his own hometown school (The University of Memphis & Josh Pastner). But he overcame the odds.
He finished an outstanding career at the University of Florida where as a Gator he had become a leading force in the SEC. Chiozza played four seasons at Florida, averaging 11.1 points, 6.1 assists, and 4.3 rebounds per game during his senior season while shooting 41.7 percent from the field and 34.9 percent from deep. He’s best remembered for hitting a buzzer-beating 3-pointer to help the Gators advance to the Elite Eight of the 2017
But after an accomplished & star-studded 4 years where he became Florida’s all-time leader in assists this past year despite only being a full-time starter as a senior…. He was still over looked & considered by some to small.
Now Chris is beginning a new chapter, a new challenge, a new journey which is the NBA. And with that comes more people to prove wrong.
Going undrafted wasn’t a big surprise to many. The 6ft point guard knows the NBA is the biggest stage & he is eagar to prove that he is capable of playing in it. He is currently playing for the Washington Wizards summer league team. This is a great opportunity playing for a team that is lacking depth at the point guard position behind All Star John Wall. Ideally this would seem to be a perfect fit for a pass first point guard like Chiozza.
Chiozza is averaging 8 assists per game through the Wizards’ first two Las Vegas Summer League contests.
Stay tuned as the Memphis native attempts to makes his dreams come true.