Head coach Jack Esworthy is glad Kirchman was on his team. He just wishes he had one more season with him in a PH uniform. The 6-foot-1 senior averaged 20 points a game, leading the Patriots to a 20-4 record.
He was a team captain, the Conference 3 Player of the Year, and a First Team All-6A South Region performer. In a Conference 3 semifinal game, Kirchman scored 29 points including a clutch game-tying three-pointer in the closing minute. In the 6A South semifinal game against state title game participant Colonial Forge, Kirchman scored a game-high 28 points.
"He hit some really big shots for us throughout the year and played really well through our playoff run," Esworthy said. "He was definitely a leader. At one point we were 2-2 and we had a bunch of people trying to find roles and he really stepped his game up."
Kirchman, a three-yea starter, had big shoes to fill, replacing last year's First Team All-FCP player Marcus Banks, but he had no trouble stepping in and taking control of the team.
"You couldn't ask for a guy to play harder, be more coachable, and be more of a team guy than Christian," Esworthy said. Kirchman has received interest from Georgia Regents University (formerly Augusta State).