SF Kameron Chatman Talks UConn
Kameron Chatman is another Class of 2014 recruit from the West coast. He actually plays
AAU basketball with UConn’s Daniel Hamilton and another UConn recruit, Tyler Dorsey. The
fact that Daniel Hamilton has already committed to UConn could be seen as a possible deterrent or attraction for Chatman. You can look at it from the perspective that they are friends and they may want to play together or possibly that they could end up playing the same position and would each have to fight another elite player for playing time.
Chatman wasn’t able to play high school basketball this past winter due to transfer rules but it’s obvious that he wasn’t just sitting back relaxing and watching his team play. The inactivity could have caused a drop off in his play during the fall but that’s the opposite of what happened. That was evident when he tallied a triple-double during one of the EYBL sessions.
Chatman is a 6’7″ 185 lb small forward who can get it done, one that many people describe as a complete player. He describes himself as a “versatile player”.
“I like to pass, I can shoot and dribble,” he said.
After saying that he’s a versatile player I asked him what part of his game he’s working on the most right now and the response was simple, “Everything.” When asked what he wants in his college coach, he responded, “A good relationship and somebody that would push me to my potential.” This would make him a perfect recruit for Kevin Ollie who’s known for having a tremendous work ethic, which was evident from him having to prove himself year in and year out to stick in the NBA. And he will push his players to max – see last season.
Here’s where things got a little interesting. I went on to ask him what his relationship is like with Kevin Ollie and he responded by saying, “Haven’t talked to him in a while, or any coaches.” He told me UConn was in fact not recruiting him anymore. Everyone has known of his final seven containing USC, Michigan, Michigan St., Duke, Arizona, Oregon, and UConn. Nowhere has it been mentioned that UConn was not recruiting him anymore. With that being said he told me that at this time he has no visits planned to any of his schools and he wants to have a decision made by, “Sometime in the fall.”