Born December 1981 ... parents are Rick and Lisa Chrisman ... has one brother (Jed) and one sister (Jessica) ... a pitcher on the BYU baseball team, Chrisman is the only person in the family to play basketball ... dad played shortstop for the Cincinnati Reds organization ... brother is a senior rightfielder at the University of Utah and sister a junior outfielder at Colorado - Colorado Springs ... enjoys fishing, golf, camping and long-boarding ...undeclared major.
CHRISMAN CAPSULE: A two-sport athlete, Chrisman is also is a pitcher on the BYU baseball team ... He announced last spring that he will redshirt basketball this year to play a full season of baseball, but could still try to play both sports this season ... He started practicing with the basketball team in November after the completion of fall baseball workouts ... He could be a significant contributor if he does play basketball ... he is extremely mobile and a strong rebounder ... He is an athletic low post player who can score in multiple ways ... He has developed a nice perimeter game ... A hard worker, he has a knack for the game and finds a way to make plays both on offense and defense ... A slasher-type player who has a nice shooting touch ... He could play both the three and four positions for the Cougars.
FRESHMAN (2000-01): Chrisman appeared in 29 of 33 games, averaging 2.8 points and 1.9 rebounds in 9.6 minutes per game ... had a season-high 15 points in 20 minutes in the season-opener against Elon College ... pulled down a season-best eight rebounds in 20 minutes against San Diego State ... played a season-high 23 minutes vs. UC Santa Barbara ... shot 55.8 percent from the floor and 66.7 percent from the line ... went 0-2 from three-point range ...had 15 assists on the year, with a season-high three vs. Colorado State ... played 10 or more minutes in 13 games ... scored in 22 of 29 games he appeared in despite not always playing significant minutes ... grabbed a rebound in 21 of 29 games.
A two-sport athlete at Provo High School, Chrisman signed to play both basketball and baseball for the Cougars ... was named Deseret News and Salt Lake Tribune all-state in basketball as a junior and senior ... was a three-time all-region player and led his team to the state championship game as a senior ... averaged 21 points, 11 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 blocks as a junior while earning all-state honors ... averaged 23 points, 12 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 blocks as a senior and was named region MVP ... named Utah Valley MVP by the Daily Herald ... Frank Layden Tipoff Club Player of the Month during senior season ... lettered four years in basketball and three years in baseball ... played pitcher and first base on the Provo High baseball team under current BYU baseball coach Vance Law ... was first-team all-state in baseball as a senior ... maintained a 3.9 GPA and graduated with honors ... was recruited by Gonzaga, Santa Clara, Utah and Utah State.