Chiozza playing for Florida
|No. 2 – Houston Rockets|
|Born||November 25, 1995|
|Listed height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Listed weight||175 lb (79 kg)|
|High school||White Station|
|NBA draft||2018 / Undrafted|
|2018–2019||Capital City Go-Go|
|2019||Rio Grande Valley Vipers|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at NBA.com|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Christopher Xavier Chiozza (born November 25, 1995) is an American professional basketball player for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for Florida.
High school career
Chiozza attended White Station High School, where he was coached by Jesus Patino. He also played on the Team Thad AAU team. As a junior, in the wake of his grandmother's death, he posted averages of 27 points, seven assists and seven steals in an important Pittsburgh tournament and began to get major college looks. He averaged 15 points and eight assists per game as a senior. Chiozza was ranked No. 45 in his class by Rivals.com and received scholarship offers from Auburn, UMass, Memphis, Ohio State, Richmond and Tennessee before committing to Florida.
Chiozza hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to defeat Wisconsin and send Florida to an 84-83 overtime victory and the Elite Eight of the 2017 NCAA Tournament. He was thinking of passing but ended up taking the winning shot. As a junior he averaged 7.2 points, 3.8 assists and 3.3 rebounds per game.
Chiozza became a starter as a senior and led the SEC with a 3.22 assist-to-turnover ratio. He had a last-second steal and layup to beat Missouri on January 6, 2018. On March 3, he broke Erving Walker's Florida assists record. On the season he averaged 11.1 points, 6.1 assists and 4.6 rebounds per game. At the conclusion of the regular season he was named to the First Team All-SEC. After the season he was invited to the 2018 Portsmouth Invitational Tournament.
Capital City Go-Go (2018–2019)
After going undrafted in the 2018 NBA draft, Chiozza joined the Washington Wizards for the 2018 NBA Summer League. Chiozza would eventually join the Wizards for training camp. He was waived by the Wizards on October 14, 2018, He was added to the team's NBA G League affiliate, the Capital City Go-Go.
Houston Rockets (2019–present)
On February 22, 2019, Chiozza signed a 10-day contract with the Houston Rockets. He did not appear in any games, but he subsequently played for the Rockets’ G League affiliate, the Rio Grande Valley Vipers.
On March 22, Chiozza signed a contract for the remainder of the 2018–19 season. He played his first NBA game on March 24, seeing 5 minutes of action in a 113-90 blowout win against the New Orleans Pelicans.
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- "Rockets Sign Two Players". NBA.com. February 22, 2019. Retrieved February 22, 2019.
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- Capital City Go-Go (February 12, 2019). "CHRIS CHIOZZA TO PLAY FOR TEAM USA FIBA WORLD CUP QUALIFYING TEAM". NBA.com. Retrieved February 12, 2019.CS1 maint: Uses authors parameter (link)