Montague Signs with Walsh University

On Friday, May 12, Christian Montague '17 confirmed his passion for basketball by signing to play the sport at Walsh University.

"I'm ready to play," Montague emphasized.

The leadership and talent of Montague is something head men's basketball coach, Joe Staley '72, will miss the most about the senior.

"I'm very proud and sad he's leaving," Staley said.

Montague was a four-year starter for the Eagles. During his time on the court, he earned several post-season accolades including 1st Team All-GCL three times, District 15 All-Star Team, and 2nd Team All-Southwest Ohio.

"I'm going to miss playing the home games," Montague shared when asked what he'll miss the most about playing for CJ.

"We'll miss his leadership a lot and we'll miss how good he was," Staley added.

When reflecting on Montague's career at CJ, Staley noted that Montague was unique in how he recovered from an injury his junior year.

"I've had some kids with injuries throughout the years and I've never had them bounce back like Christian," Staley said. "From the day he was released by the doctor, he was the best player on the gym. It was amazing. He did a great job rehabbing and then to have the senior year he did was incredible."

During his senior year, Montague surpassed the 1,000 point mark and finished as the fourth all-time leading scorer for the Eagles.

Along with playing for the Cavaliers, Montague said he plans to study criminal justice.

Posted May 16, 2017