Wolverines land Four Star Prospect Kameron Chatman

Michigan should be very excited for the upcoming future of the program, landing Kameron Chatman shown above, for their 2014 campaign.

Kameron Chatman, a Portland native and former member of the Jefferson Deomcrats basketball team, had whittled his list of colleges down to four possibilities. After shedding UCLA and the University of Connecticut from his list of suitors, Chatman had narrowed his list of potential schools to Michigan, Oregon, Arizona, and USC. Just announced, Chatman decided to commit to Michigan. A 6’7, 200 lb guard/forward, Kameron Chatman played his first two years of high school basketball at Jefferson before transferring to Long Beach Polytechnic High School in California where he intended to play for his AAU coach and godfather, Sharrief Metoyer. Due to his preexisting relationship with Metoyer, the California Interscholastic Federation ruled Chatman ineligible for the first year with the program. However, in the final game of the 2012-13 season, a playoff game against rival Mater Dei, Metoyer defied the CIF ruling and elected to put Chatman in the game for the final 41 seconds. Metoyer was subsequently suspended for the 2013-14 season, or what would have been Chatman's senior year, which inevitably prompted a move back to Portland. He is now back in Oregon and enrolled at Portland's Columbia Christian, a Class 1A high school.


A four star recruit, ranked 32nd overall in his 2014 class, and 12th at the position of small forward by ESPN. Chatman averaged 15.8 points, 9.8 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game while playing with ICP Elite on the prestigious Nike EYBL circuit over the summer. Chatman has a terrific frame with very long arms and overall great length. The left-hander has a soft shooting touch that should get better with added strength. He handles the ball fairly well and is an adept passer. Chatman is a confident offensive player that looks to score and can in a variety of ways. Threes, mid range, to the rim and finish with length and post smaller defenders and simply elevate over them. He visited Michigan twice before committing. First for Michigan’s College Practice Camp in June, where he was offered a scholarship, and for an official visit for Michigan’s football game against Notre Dame. Chatman joins Ricky Doyle and Austin Hatch as committed prospects in Michigan’s 2014 recruiting class.

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Alex Kline