#1 Austin Chatman
The Colony, Texas
2012-13: Sophomore at Creighton
• Team’s back-up point guard last year who replaced Antoine Young as the team’s starter this year.
• Named to MVC’s Most Improved Team.
• Had 11 points and two assists in first career start, a 20-point win over Sun Belt Conference favorite North Texas (11/9).
• Had eight points and six assists in second carer start, a 17-point win vs. UAB (11/14).
• His 19 points and eight assists in first two starters at point guard were last matched/eclipsed by Ryan Sears in 1997-98.
• Dished career-high 11 assists while adding nine points in 24 minutes during win vs. Presbyterian (11/18).
• Made seven straight three-point field goal attempts over a five-game stretch from Nov. 23 - Dec. 2.
• Scored 14 points vs. Wisconsin (11/23).
• Had nine points and eight assists without a turnover vs. Evansville (12/29), making career-high three trifectas.
• Had 13 points and nine assists in win vs. Indiana State (1/5).
• Earned first double-double with 10 assists and tying (then) career-best with 14 points vs. Missouri State (1/30).
• Had career-high 16 points and four three-pointers in win vs. Bradley (2/2).
• Had 12 points and six assists in MVC title-clinching victory vs. Wichita State (3/2).
• Dished game-high seven assists in MVC Tournment title game victory vs. Wichita State (3/10).
• Third in the MVC in assists per game and in assist/turnover ratio and also was ninth in minutes per game.
• In MVC play only, second in the league in assists/game, fourth in 3FG% and second in assist/turnover ratio.
• Ranked 91st nationally in assist/turnover ratio and 120th in assists per game.
2011-12: Freshman at Creighton
• Served as primary back-up to Antoine Young at the point guard position, averaging 2.4 points and 1.9 assists per contest.
• Won team’s dunk contest at “Bluejay Madness” by leaping over 7-footer Geoff Groselle.
• Finished with 12 points, six assists, four rebounds, two steals and a block vs. Chicago State (Nov. 13).
• Had six points in wins vs. both UAB (Nov. 16) and Campbell (Nov. 25).
• Dished six assists in road win at San Diego State (Nov. 30).
• Had six points, three rebounds, two assists and a steal vs. Houston Baptist (Dec. 17).
• Made his second career three-pointer in win at Illinois State (Jan. 13).
• Also drained a three-pointer vs. Southern Illinois (Jan. 15), finishing with five points and two assists in 10 minutes of work.
• Had four points, four rebounds and three assists in road win at Missouri State (Jan. 18).
• Recorded three points, four assists, two rebounds and a steal vs. Indiana State (Jan. 21).
• Scored five points while dishing three assists in win vs. Bradley (Jan. 28).
• Scored 11 points in 13 minutes on 4-of-6 shooting at Evansville (Feb. 7).
• Guarded star Long Beach State point guard Casper Ware down the stretch in two-point win (Feb. 18).
• Had season-high seven assists in MVC Tournament semifinal win vs. Evansville (March 3).
• Had two points and two assists in NCAA Tournament win vs. Alabama (March 16).
Summer 2011: Bahamas Trip
• Led team with 30 assists (against just 10 turnovers) in four-game trip, including 11 dimes vs. Bahamas All-Stars and nine helpers vs. Commonwealth Giants.
• Also averaged 4.5 points and 3.3 rebounds per game.
The Colony High School
• As a senior, averaged 15.1 points and 5.0 assists per game while helping team to a 23-13 mark.
• As a junior he averaged 16 points, four assists and three rebounds per game as team went 30-9 and reached Texas Class 4A semifinals.
• Named the UIL District 5-4A co-offensive player of the year and all-region as a junior.
• Ranked by Texashoops.com as one of the 30 prospects in the state.
• Two-time team and conference MVP.
• Ranks second in school history in assists and fifth in scoring.
• Played AAU ball for Deron Williams Elite and coach P.J. Hatcher.
• Played four years of basketball for Cleve Ryan and two years of football for Rudy Rangel in high school.
• Attended same high school as Brooklyn Nets guard Deron Williams, and has worked out with the NBA All-Star.
• Prep teammate A.J. Price signed to play with UTSA.
• Was one of 24 players statewide selected to be in the Texas High School Coaches Association All-Star Game.
• Selected Creighton over Colorado and Wichita State.
More About Austin
Full Name: Austin Edward Chatman
Birthday: April 28, 1993
Parents: Vance & Paula Chatman
Siblings: Lauren and Alexis
Major: Business Management
Career Ambition: Be successful
Favorite Athlete: Deron Williams
Favorite Sports Team: Brooklyn Nets
Favorite Spots on Campus: Gym and my bed
Why Creighton: Great coaches, program, school and fans
Favorite Vacation Spot: Miami
Hobbies: Shopping, sleeping
Favorite TV Show: Prison Break
Favorite Sports Memory: NCAA Tournament
Favorite Professor at Creighton: Dr. Dawn Irlbeck
Awards & Honors
MVC Academic Honor Roll
12 vs. Chicago State 11/13/11
4 at Evansville 2/7/12
Field Goal Attempts
6 (2x), last at Evansville 2/7/12
3-Point Field Goals
1 (6x), last at Evansville 2/7/12
3-Point Field Goals Attempted
2 vs. Chicago State 11/13/11
7 vs. Chicago State 11/13/11
Free Throws Attempted
8 (2x), last vs. Houston Baptist 12/17/11
4 (2x), last at Missouri State 1/18/12
7 vs. Evansville 3/3/12
1 vs. Chicago State 11/13/11
2 vs. Chicago State 11/13/11
21 vs. Chicago State 11/13/11