Temple guard Dionte Christmas has begun a 7,130-mile journey to work out for eight NBA teams in preparation for next month's draft.

Christmas, the only player to lead the Atlantic 10 Conference in scoring three times, began his travels on Tuesday with a visit to the Toronto Raptors. Yesterday, he worked out for the Washington Wizards. Today, he will participate in Temple's commencement exercises at the Liacouras Center.

Tomorrow, he will work out for the Houston Rockets. If it's Saturday, it must be the Oklahoma City Thunder. On Tuesday, he will visit the Detroit Pistons, followed by visits to San Antonio, Milwaukee and Chicago. *