#1 Austin Chatman
The Colony, Texas
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 career-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 Tournment title game victory vs. Wichita State (March 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 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 six points, three rebounds, two assists and a steal vs. Houston Baptist (Dec. 17).
• 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
Career Ambition: Nike rep or own a business
Favorite Athletes: Deron Williams and Dwyane Wade
Favorite Sports Team: Brooklyn Nets
Favorite Spots on Campus: Gym and my bed
Why Creighton: Basketball, great school
Favorite Vacation Spot: Aruba
Hobbies: Shopping, sleeping
Favorite TV Show: Prison Break
Favorite Sports Memory: Winning The Valley two years in a row
Thoughts on Joining BIG EAST: Amazing
Awards & Honors
MVC Academic Honor Roll
MVC Most-Improved Team
16 vs. Bradley 2/2/13
6 vs. Bradley 2/2/13
Field Goal Attempts
13 at California 12/15/12
3-Point Field Goals
4 vs. Bradley 2/2/13
3-Point Field Goals Attempted
7 vs. Bradley 2/2/13
7 vs. Chicago State 11/13/11
Free Throws Attempted
8 (2x), last vs. Houston Baptist 12/17/11
7 (2x), last at Illinois State 1/2/13
11 vs. Presbyterian 11/18/12
1 vs. Chicago State 11/13/11
3 vs. Tulsa 12/19/12
38 (3x), last vs. No. 6 Duke 3/24/13