If you are a fan of Boston College basketball, you probably know the name Jordan Chatman. But for those of you who don’t, Chatman was Washington Mr. Basketball in 2012, played for BYU for a year, before transferring to the Eagles. While at Boston College, Chatman avergaed, 12 PPG, 3 Rebs, and 2 AST, while shooting a staggering 40.2% from 3pt land.
Currently, Chatman plays and starts for CSU Sibiu in Romania, where they play in the Liga Națională (top Romanian league) and the FIBA Euro Cup (2nd highest league in Europe). In the EuroCup, Chatman averaged nearly 14 points and hit 14 three’s in a two game stretch in the Cup.
Question: Biggest Adjustment between the college game and European game?
JC: In Europe it’s all about business. Also, the schedule is must more spaced out and you may only have one game per week for long periods of time.
Question: Favorite memory of Basketball at Boston College?
JC: Easily our win versus #1 Duke at Conte Forum.
Note- Chatman played every second of this game, finished with 22 points on 5-5 from 3pt and 6 rebounds , all while hitting the go ahead 3 with a minute and change remaining to give Boston College a lead they wouldn’t give back.
Question: How are you staying in shape during this quarintine?
JC: Luckily my family friend has a court that I’m allowed to use. It’s a good way to stay sharp and put up shots.
Question- What deciding factors made you transfer to Boston College?
JC: The coaching staff at BC really believed in me. This coupled with the fact the most college played in the deepest and best basketball conference in the nation but Boston College above the rest.
Question- One player you model your game after?
JC: Defenitley Klay Thompson of the Warriors.
Note- One thing that is special about Chatman is the fact he can score without having to chew up the ball. What Chatman and Thompson have in common is the fact they are dead-eye 3pt shooters and excel in the catch and shoot. This allows other more dominant players such as Ky Bowman or Steph Curry to handle the ball for long periods, while Chatman and Thompson are still productive.