|High School:||North Henderson HS|
HIGH SCHOOL: Played for four seasons at North Henderson HS ... Led the state of North Carolina in scoring as a senior in 2007-08, averaging 32.5 points per game ... Scored a NCHSAA record 40+ points in nine games, including a 50-point outburst against Western region champion Pisgah ... First-team All-State honoree as a senior ... Two-time Asheville Citizen-Times Player of the Year honoree ... Western Athletic Conference Player of the Year as a senior ... Shot 50% from the floor as a senior and also averaged 6.0 rebounds, 3.1 steals and 3.0 assists per game ... Finished his high school career with 1,903 points scored ... Also played football and ran track for the Knights.
PERSONAL: Born Christopher Michael Vanlandingham on November 15, 1989, in Hendersonville, N.C., his hometown ... Son of Debbie Vanlandingham ... Has one sister, Keri (15) ... Majoring in history ... Enjoys fishing and playing video games ... Lists LeBron Janes as a favorite sports personality.
COACH BURKHAMER SAYS: "Chris is a scorer. He scores in a variety of ways. He can make the three or drive to the rim and create his own shot. He is also a very good passer and is able to find the open man for easy looks at the basket. Chris will primarily play at the wing position but could also see some time as a backup point guard. Chris has a passion for the game and loves to compete."