Last year, Christian was thrilled when he was picked to play on a travel basketball team. He knew it was a chance to prove that CF can’t stop him from competing with the top players.
Christian’s big moment came in March 2019, when his team was playing one of the best teams in the country. If Christian’s team won, they would go to the championship.
With a few seconds left, the score was tied. Christian got the ball—and he didn’t hesitate or worry about his lungs. He drove down the court quickly and tossed in the game-winning shot.
Christian was named Most Valuable Player of the game, and his team went on to win the championship. The following week, his name was included on a list of the top 40 players his age in California. “I was like, ‘Oh my God, I’m ranked,’” Christian recalls.