Jeff Chatman Athlete Profile

#24 Jeff Chatman

Position: Forward Height: 6-6 Weight: 230 Roster Years: 1984-1988 Hometown: Talladega, AL



All-America

  • 1987-88 Sporting News Honorable Mention

Personal

Born in Talladega, Alabama ... parents are Melvin and Ora Chatman ... graduated from Munford High School with a 3.91 GPA ... honored as the Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

Before BYU

Led his Munford High team to the county and area championship twice ... selected All-County three times and All-State twice ... chosen MVP in the Alabama All-Star basketball game ... placed second in the slam dunk contest ... all-time career scoring and rebounding leader an Munford ... discovered by BYU while the Cougars were at the 1984 NCAA tournament ... had 16 points, seven rebounds and 11 blocked shots at prep all-star game and was named games MVP ... coached by Leon Stephens (Jacksonville St.).

Summary

Always a reliable scorer, Chatman finished his career with 1824 points, which at the time was good enough for fourth all-time ... he is currently sixth all-time ... currently has the ninth highest field goal percentage at .549 ... twice selected to the USBWA All-District VII team ... Honorable Mention All America by the Associated Press and Sporting News as a sophomore and Sporting News his senior season.

Stats

Year    G    FGM-FGA   FG%    3PM-3PA  3P%   FTM-FTA  FT%    R-AVE     P-AVE
84-85   26   45-85     .530   ----     ---   12-29    .410   106-4.1   102-3.9
85-86   32   230-422   .545   ----     ---   99-147   .673   165-5.2   559-17.5
86-87   32   223-437   .510   0-3      ---   94-131   .718   183-5.7   540-16.9
87-88   30   239-402   .595   0-0      ---   109-160  .681   229-7.6   587-19.6
Totals  120  737-1346  .548   0-3      ---   314-467  .672   560-4.7   1788-14.9


1984-1985 | Freshman Year

Slowed at the beginning of the season by a severe ankle injury ... led team in field goal percentage making .529 of his attempts and was second in blocked shots with 12 for the season ... played in 26 games his first year at BYU ... sparked the Cougars at Colorado State, scoring eight points and pulling down three rebounds in three consecutive games and had a career high vs. San Diego St. with nine rebounds ... scored 32 points in a JV game vs. the College of Eastern Utah.

1985-1986 | Sophomore Year

Led the team in scoring in the season opener vs. Washington State with 22 points and just kept climbing from there ... was originally slated to fill the sixth man position for BYU but was inserted into the starting line-up for the Utah State game in December and earned the WAC Player-of-the-Week honor and a place in the starting line-up ... led the Cougars in scoring in 19-of-32 season and post-season games and scored double figures in all but two games ... was leading rebounder in four games with a high of 12 ... high scoring game for the season was vs. Hawaii when he had 30 points and led the team in field goal percentage with .545 ... honors included honorable mention AP and Sporting News All-America lists, first team All-District 7, second team All-WAC, and member of the All-Kactus Klassic and All-Cougar Classic teams.

1986-1987 | Junior Year

Second leading BYU scorer ... started every game ... averaged 16.9 points per game ... shot 51% from the floor ... named to USBWA All-District VII team and selected second team All-WAC ... made All-Cougar Classic team ... led team in free throw attempts (131) ... had 29 points vs. Hawaii in the Marriott Center and 25 in tournament game vs. New Orleans ... BYUs leading scorer in six games ... third-leading rebounder on the team ... had 13 boards vs. Iowa ... led team in rebounding in four games ... led team in blocked shots (40).

1987-1988 | Senior Year

Averaged 19.6 points and 7.6 rebounds his senior season ... named WAC player of the Week (12/3-5) ... MVP of Cougar Classic ... Academic All-WAC ... named All-District 13 (NABC), All-District 7 (USBWA), and All-WAC first team ... honorable mention All-America (Sporting News) ... high game of the year 30 points vs. Chicago State ... high rebounding game 18 vs. UTEP.