Christmas in 2013
|No. 25 – Syracuse Orange|
|League||Atlantic Coast Conference|
December 1, 1991 |
Irvington, New Jersey
|Listed height||6 ft 9 in (206 cm)|
|Listed weight||250 lb (113 kg)|
|High school||Academy of the New Church
(Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania)
High school career
|'07–'08 (Freshman)||North Catholic High School (PA)||n/a||n/a||n/a|
|'08–'09 (Sophomore)||North Catholic High School (PA)||n/a||n/a||n/a|
|'09–'10 (Junior)||Academy of the New Church (PA)||13.0||7.5||3.0|
|'10–'11 (Senior)||Academy of the New Church (PA)||11.3||9.6||3.9|
*2012-13 statistics as of 4/6/2013
College career highs
Blocks: 5 against San Diego State (11/11/12)
Rebounds: 11 against Kansas State (3/17/12)
Points: 15 against Providence (1/9/13)
Christmas and his mother Landra Hamid moved to St. Croix when he was 2 years old. While he lived in the Virgin Islands, his mother died due to renal failure at the age of 28. After his mother died, he remained in St. Croix and was raised there by his grandmother, Evelyn Hamid. When he was 13 years old he moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to live with his aunt, Amira Hamid, who became his legal guardian. Christmas was initiated as an honorary member of the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity during his sophomore year at Syracuse University. 
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