Semaj Christon to opt for NBA draft

Xavier's Semaj Christon is heading to the NBA.

The Musketeers sophomore guard, who led the team in scoring this past season, told ESPN.com he will forgo his final two seasons of college eligibility and declare for the NBA draft.

"It's been my lifelong dream of playing in the NBA. Xavier has been a great experience, but now it's time for me to move onto a different chapter in my life for me and my family," Christon said.

The 6-foot-2 Christon is considered a fringe first-round pick, according to multiple NBA sources.

Xavier was 21-13 this past season and lost to NC State in the first round of the NCAA tournament. The Musketeers will return Justin Martin and Matt Stainbrook, and add a heralded recruiting class that includes Trevon Bluiett (ESPN, No. 45) and Edmond Sumner (ESPN, No. 78).