Introducing Christian David

by Zack Sandberg | Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

For the second year in a row, Vermont Academy had added a major impact player from north of the border.  

Last year that player was Corey Johnson, the 6-foot-5 guard who came to Vermont Academy and quickly established himself as one of the best shooters in all of New England basketball. After taking official visits to both Butler and Harvard, Johnson committed to Harvard where it is expected that he will push for playing time from day one on the veteran Crimson team.

This year that player is junior swingman Christian David, a player who shares more than just Canadian roots with Johnson. David too is an absolute driller from the three-point line. This past summer David ran with Stackhouse Elite/UPlay Canada on the Adidas Gauntlet where he averaged a little over 10 points per game to go along with 4 rebounds. David also competed for Team Canada at the prestigious Nike Global Challenge.

David is best described as a good, not great, athlete with very broad shoulders and he’s very fluid, extremely skilled, equally smart and can play all three positions on the perimeter. There’s also potential for even more improvement as he has grown 2 inches in the last year and now stands at 6-foot-7.

David holds offers from George Washington, Providence, Illinois, Baylor, Oregon and St. Bonaventure. He has also heard from Harvard, Penn State and Michigan. Earlier in the summer, David attended the Michigan College Practice Camp and was said to have earned steady interest from the Wolverines staff ever since.

With two years to play in New England, David appears poised to make an immediate impact for Vermont and also challenge some of the top prospects in New England's already loaded 2017 class.

Below are some of his highlights from last fall: