2013-14: Junior at Creighton • Started every game for the second straight season. • Ranks 10th in Creighton history in career assists. • Led team in assists in 2013-14 with 155, which was second-most in BIG EAST. • Ranked 29th nationally in assist/turnover ratio, 65th in assists and 95th in assists per game. • Ranked third in the BIG EAST with 4.4 assists per game, third with a 2.6 assist/turnover ratio and ninth in three-point percentage. • Named to All-Tournament Team at the BIG EAST Tournament after averaging 8.7 points and 6.3 assists per game. • Flirted with a triple-double in win vs. UMKC (Nov. 11), finishing with 12 points, nine assists and seven rebounds in 25 minutes. • Snared career-high eight rebounds vs. George Washington (Dec. 1). • Had seven points and six assists in win over Nebraska (Dec. 8). • Had 10 points and six assists in road win at DePaul (Jan. 7). • Scored nine points in final 3:04 as Creighton held on to defeat Xavier (Jan. 12). • Scored in double figures in three straight games (Jan. 7-14) for the first time in his career. • Dished 10 assists in win at #4 Villanova (Jan. 20), which led to 29 points by his teammates. • Had nine points, seven rebounds and seven assists vs. Georgetown (Jan. 25). • Drained four free throws in final 18 seconds to help team to five-point road win at Butler (Feb. 13). • Reached 300 career assists vs. Georgetown (Jan. 25). • Dished eight assists and added seven points in 101-80 win vs. #6 Villanova (Feb. 16). • Scored 14 points at Georgetown (March 4). • Had 11 points, seven rebounds and four assists in win vs. Providence (March 8). • Had 11 points and nine rebounds on 5-of-6 shooting in BIG EAST Tournament victory over DePaul (March 13). • Had 16 points, six assists and five rebounds vs. Louisiana (March 21) in NCAA Tournament victory. • Scored in double-figures in six of final seven games. • Began season with 20 assists before committing first turnover.
2012-13: Sophomore at Creighton • Replaced Antoine Young as the team’s lone new starter after backing up Young as a freshman. • 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 (Nov. 9). • Had eight points and six assists in second career start, a 17-point win vs. UAB (Nov. 14). • His 19 points and eight assists in first two starts 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 (Nov. 18). • Made seven straight three-point field goal attempts over a five-game stretch from Nov. 23 - Dec. 2. • Scored 14 points vs. Wisconsin (Nov. 23). • Had nine points and eight assists without a turnover vs. Evansville (Dec. 29), making three trifectas. • Had 13 points and nine assists in win vs. Indiana State (Jan. 5). • Earned first double-double with 10 assists and tying (then) career-best with 14 points vs. Missouri State (Jan. 30). • Scored season-high 16 points and made four three-pointers in win vs. Bradley (Feb. 2). • Had 12 points and six assists in MVC title-clinching victory vs. Wichita State (March 2). • Dished game-high seven assists in MVC Tournament title game victory vs. Wichita State (March 10). • Third in the MVC in assists per game and in assist/turnover ratio, while also ranking ninth in minutes per game. • In MVC play only, second in the league in assists/game, fourth in three-point field goal percentage 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 Geoffrey Groselle. • Finished with 12 points, six assists, four rebounds, two steals and a block vs. Chicago State (Nov. 13). • Dished six assists in road win at San Diego State (Nov. 30). • Had four points, four rebounds and three assists in road win at Missouri State (Jan. 18). • Scored 11 points in 13 minutes on 4-of-6 shooting at Evansville (Feb. 7). • 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 top 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 and Paula Chatman Siblings: Lauren and Alexis Major: Entrepreneurship Favorite Meal: Steak and asparagus Favorite Musician: Jay-Z Sports Hero: Muhammad Ali Hoops Dream: NBA Occupation If Not Basketball: Venture capitalist One Dinner Guest: Picasso Hobbies: Shopping and cycling Dream Car: Lamborghini Diablo Best Summer Vacation: Aruba Favorite Book: The Great Gatsby Favorite Actor: Denzel Washington What Mom Cooks Best: Strawberry cake If I Was Coach: I would have a suit for every game Dream Date: Beyonce
Awards & Honors 2011-12 MVC Academic Honor Roll
2012-13 MVC Most-Improved Team
2013-14 BIG EAST Conference All-Tournament Team
Career Highs Points 19 vs. Tulsa 11/23/13 Field Goals 7 vs. Tulsa 11/23/13 Field Goal Attempts 13 at California 12/15/12 3-Point Field Goals 4 (2x), last vs. Tulsa 11/23/13 3-Point Field Goals Attempted 7 vs. Bradley 2/2/13 Free Throws 7 vs. Chicago State 11/13/11 Free Throws Attempted 9 vs. Georgetown 1/25/14 Rebounds 8 vs. George Washington 12/1/13 Assists 11 vs. Presbyterian 11/18/12 Blocks 1 (2x), last vs. George Washington 12/1/13 Steals 3 (2x), last at Xavier 3/1/14 Minutes 39 at Georgetown 3/4/14