Christian Ashbury

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Christian Ashbury
(Peacock Mantis Shrimp, G)
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No. 7 – San Jose Thrust
Position Guard
Species Peacock Mantis Shrimp ( Odontodactylidae )
Gender Male
Personal information
Born (1991-11-23) November 23, 1991 (age 28)
Brisbane, Australia
Nationality Australian
Listed height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Listed weight 150 lb (68 kg)
Shoots Right
Career information
School Underwood College
FBA draft 2015 / Round: 2 / Pick: 25th overall
Selected by the Montana Howlers
Pro playing career 2015–present
Career history
2015-2019 Montana Howlers
2019-present San Jose Thrust
Contract information
Contract year 2019
2020 Salary $9 million
2021 Salary $9 million
2022 Salary $9 million
2023 Salary $9 million
Player Contacts
(IC) Agent Unknown
(OOC) Creator Kingsley Wolfe
(OOC) Actor Unknown
(OOC) Usage Ask me before any use

Christian grew up within the semi-aquatic communities surrounding Brisbane, Australia. Due to the stigma against invertebrate species, he had few friends growing up save for other invertebrates of his age within the community. His first exposure to basketball was at age 7, at semi-submerged courts in the aquatic community. His parents saw his interest and went out the next day to buy him his first basketball.

In July of 1999, both of Christian's parents were lost in a fatal car accident. He spent the next six years of his life being passed from home to home in the Australian foster system, facing speciest discrimination as well as physical and emotional abuse. Despite constantly changing surroundings, his one constant was basketball, which he played as much as his foster families would allow, which was often, since it kept him out of their fur.

In 2005, after a year in his final home, Christian was admitted to the hospital with his two antennae broken halfway down their length, his left antennal scale was shredded at the base, and a large crack across the carapace along his back. The police officer who originally broke the news to Christian was sent along to take the report, and took temporary custody of Christian. Soon after, he managed to get a hold of Christian's maternal grandmother, who moved to Brisbane to take care of Christian.

Although Christian was forced to take a part time job to help support the household income, he tried out for, and made, his high school team in his first year, moving from the bench to starting PG in his second year. His excellent eyesight gave him a well developed court awareness, his strong arm providing him with both an excellent 3-point shot as well as fast and often unpredictable passes. However, due to this strength, he often missed shots up close, putting too much power behind his shots, and his relatively fragile carapace prevented him from being able to play more physically. During his third year, however, his grandmother passed away in her sleep. With Christan now living out of a homeless shelter, the stress of his situation, alongside needing to work more to support himself, led to his grades slipping and him being booted from the team. His final year was spent playing basketball only in his spare time, dedicating himself to improving his grades. Unfortunately, this was not enough to make up for his abysmal third year, and all schools he applied to in Australia rejected his application.

After a year of near constant applications, both locally and abroad, a scout from Underwood College caught him practicing his 3-pointers, and after watching him play, as well as listening to his story, the scout took word back to the US, and Christian was soon approached with a scholarship to the school known for their assistance for the underprivileged. Christian tried out for and made the Underwood basketball team, spending most of his first two years either in the reserves or on the low, low bench. During his third year, after an abysmal FBA drafting during his second, Underwood neglected their bench players, choosing instead to almost exclusively play their starters and one bench player, Connor Caracal. (See: TP's Underwood stories:

This left Christian angry and dedicated. Feeling betrayed by his coach, Christian worked harder than ever in his final year to prove that he had what it took to make it into the FBA, despite rarely getting the chance to play throughout college except during practice and during his final year, he was essential in pushing Underwood towards their Final Four showing at the 2015 FCAA tournament, where they lost 98-102 against Phoenix University. He holds a grudge against Connor for getting so much opportunity to play and showcase his talents, time he feels that Connor didn't deserve, what with his name already guaranteeing him media attention. Christian, meanwhile, played his heart out, ending up with a fantastic senior season, as well as being invited to participate in Nohea Holokai's H2O exhibition, an honour among aquatic basketball players, where he performed exceptionally well, catching at least some attention from reporter T. Matt Latrans (