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'Betting on myself': Michigan State's Max Christie looking forward to NBA Draft

Chicago — Forget what the mock drafts say. Forget what the skeptics might say. Forget even what the safe path might be.

Max Christie understands it all, but there’s one thing he’s confident in above anything else — himself.

“I think it's just betting on myself and being confident in myself and the preparation that I put into this game,” Christie said Thursday from the NBA Draft Combine at Wintrust Arena. “I think that's just all it really is, just having confidence in myself and knowing that I feel like I'm ready for this level and I'm able to contribute, whenever that time comes.