Rolling Meadows graduate Cam Christie drafted by Clippers, joining his brother in the NBA

From Rolling Meadows to Hollywood. The Christie brothers were together at the NBA Draft in Brooklyn on Thursday and now could be playing in the same city.

Cam Christie was chosen in the second round, No. 46 overall, by the Los Angeles Clippers. Older brother Max is a restricted free agent this summer but could be heading into his third year with the L.A. Lakers. Both brothers attended Rolling Meadows High School.

“It's really hard to even put in words, honestly,” Cam said in Brooklyn following his selection. “It's extremely rare that two brothers are ever in the NBA, let alone have them in the exact same city. It's super dope.

“We're really close, obviously, we talk every single day. We've shared a lot of help with each other on our journeys, a lot of similar experiences. So it's really hard to put into words how cool this is.”

Cam averaged 11.3 points and 3.6 rebounds during his freshman season at Minnesota, while shooting 39% from 3-point range. The only other Minnesota player in the NBA right now, Amir Coffey, also plays for the Clippers.

Like his brother, Max spent one year in the Big Ten, at Michigan State, and was chosen in the second round (No. 35 overall in 2022). Max earned some playing time with the Lakers last season thanks to his defense and improving 3-point shot.

Cam Christie is the second suburban player chosen in this year's NBA Draft, joining Willlowbrook's Matas Buzelis, who was chosen in the first round by the hometown Bulls.

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