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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Rakeem Christmas

Nell Redmond | Associated Press

With the 36th pick in the 2015 NBA Draft, the Cleveland Cavaliers selected Rakeem Christmas from Syracuse University. The senior who had graduated and had a great collegiate career is now moving on to the next chapter of his life with the NBA. Christmas is already on the Cavs Summer League roster and could very well make the team next season if he continues to impress people within the Cavs organization. We thought fans would like to get to know Christmas better, so here are 10 things you probably didn’t know about Rakeem Christmas. We start with number 10:

10. 3 Years Is Long Enough

Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim believes Christmas is the first SU basketball player to earn a degree in just three years. He dedicated himself to more online courses to make his studies as speedy as possible.
“It’s got to be about as rare as can be,” Boeheim said. “It’s an unbelievable accomplishment.”

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