15  Shyrone Chatman
Shyrone Chatman

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Baton Rouge, La.

High School:
McKinley

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 209

Position:
Guard

Birthdate:
07/31/1978


NOTING CHATMAN
Led Conference USA in turnover to assist ratio at 1.94 per game ... averaged 9.2 points, 3.1 rebounds and ranked fifth in C-USA with a 4.58 assist average ... led Conference USA with 89 assists in league games ... received the squad's play maker award ...

2000-01
In first start of the season, played 31 minutes at the point guard position, finishing with seven points, two assists and two steals against Mississippi ... would not relinquish his starting role the remainder of the season ... became Memphis's first 40-minute man in two seasons, when he played the entire game against Southern Miss, scoring 16 points, knocking down 3-of-5 three-pointers ... had a career-high 10 assists in the Tigers' win over Kansas State while turning the ball over just two times in 31 minutes ... finished with season highs of 19 points and seven rebounds and matched a career high with eight field goals made against Howard ... followed up 10-assist game against Kansas State with seven assists against Howard ... played 40 minutes in his second straight Conference USA game, scoring 13 points and dishing out four assists in the Tigers' win over Houston ... had another 40-minute game at DePaul in which he scored 17 points, had six assists and turned the ball over just once ... played all but 40 seconds of the Tigers' overtime win over Saint Louis, scoring 15 points and dishing out six assists ... fouled out with 8.6 seconds to play in the Marquette game, playing nearly the final two minutes with an open fracture of his left pinky finger ... was 3-for-6 from three-point range against UAB, scoring 15 points to go with four assists and a career-high four steals ... despite being ill a day earlier, played 39 minutes and scored 11 points, including an 8-for-8 performance at the free throw line at South Florida ... named C-USA's Player of the Week after the Tigers' wins against UAB and South Florida to give Memphis sole possession of first place in the league ... averaged 16 points, 4.5 rebounds and 5.5 assists while shooting 53.3 percent from the field during the week ... averaged 11 points, 3.5 assists, shot 54 percent from the field and 50 percent from three-point range at the Conference USA Tournament ... matched a career high with four steals as Memphis defeated Utah 71-62 in the TiVo NIT ... a week later against UTEP, equaled a career high with 10 assists to go along with 12 points on 5-for-8 shooting.

'99-2000
Over the Tigers' final seven games averaged 8.3 points, 3.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists while shooting 46.7 percent from the floor (21-of-45) ... season averages were 4.4 points, 2.4 rebounds and 1.5 assists an outing ... made his first start of the season against Charlotte and finished with seven points and three assists ... if there was one play which could be looked at as being a catalyst for the Tigers' late-season run, it could be Chatman's dive for a loose ball and a timeout he got called just prior to halftime of the UNC Charlotte game and the Tigers answered the bell, starting the second period with a 12-2 run ... scored 10 points in a career-high 31 minutes of work as the Tigers won on the road at Houston ... also had two steals, two assists and blocked a shot against the Cougars ... did a defensive number on Marquette's Brian Wardle, holding the Golden Eagle sharp shooter to just two points on 1-for-4 shooting ... offensively, had a career-high six assists against Tulane while defensively holding Green Wave shooting guard Dylan Osean scoreless for the first time during the season on 0-for-4 shooting ... in the Tigers' season opener against Georgetown, had five assists in a first-round game at the Maui Invitational ... scored a season-high 12 points on 5-for-10 shooting, had four rebounds, two assists and two steals against Grambling State ... had two key buckets in the Tigers' 76-71 win over Arkansas, knocking down a three-pointer to answer a Razorback trey to give the U of M a 52-48 lead and in the same one-minute stretch rolling in a putback when he got inside position ... dished out a then, career-high four assists while playing 19 minutes against No. 1 Cincinnati ... in rematch with South Florida at the Conference USA Tournament, scored 10 points, had two rebounds, two assists and a steal in 21 minutes of play.

'98-99
Did not block a shot as a freshman but in his first outing as a sophomore rejected three shots against UNC-Wilmington ... scored all 12 of his points against Vanderbilt in the second half, including a key three-pointer to give Memphis a four-point lead with 7:25 to play ... started at the two-guard against Ole Miss and played 38 minutes before fouling out in the final minute of regulation ... had a season-high five rebounds against the Rebels ... scored 12 points, connecting on four-of-seven three-pointers at Arkansas ... scored nine second-half points in the Tigers' comeback which fell short at UNC Charlotte. Finished with 11 points ... accounted for his first points since the Louisville game when he drained a 13-footer in the second half of the Tigers' 81-79 win over Marquette.

'97-98
Ripped down a personal best six rebounds at Tulane ... poured in a career-high 21 points on 8-for-15 shooting at UAB. Also hit a personal best five three-pointers ... gave the Tigers a lift in win over UNC Charlotte with 10 points, with all coming in the second half ... came off the bench to score 10 points in just 11 minutes in win over UAB ... played a season-best 27 minutes at Cincinnati and responded with seven points and two steals ... scored his first collegiate points vs Miami ... made his first collegiate start at Vanderbilt.

High School
Led McKinley High School to a 19-11 record as a senior by averaging 16.8 points, 8.0 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 3.0 blocks a game ... voted Most Valuable Player of District 5 5-A two years in a row, while also earning second team all-state honors and all-metro accolades ... hit over 30 points twice his final year and surpassed the 20-point mark on 10 different occassions ... team captain as a junior and senior ... team went 25-9 his junior year ... a key member to the Louisiana Breeze, an AAU team which made the national finals two years in a row ... No. 1 unsigned point guard in the South as picked by Regional Basketball's March 24, 1997 issue ... played for coach Willie Titus.

Personal
Son of Alice Carter ... Major: Social Work ... Nickname: 'Shy'.

Career Highs
Points: 21 vs UAB (2/8/98)
FG Made: 8 vs UAB (2/8/98), vs Howard (1/3/01)
FG Attempted: 15 vs UAB (2/8/98)
FT Made: 8 vs Saint Louis (1/18/01), vs South Florida (2/7/01)
FT Attempted: 10 vs Saint Louis (1/18/01)
Rebounds: 7 vs Howard (1/3/01)
Assists: 10 vs Kansas State (12/30/00), vs UTEP (3/20/01)
Steals: 4 vs UAB (1/19/01), vs Utah (3/13/01)
Blocks: 3 vs UNC-Wilmington (11/13/98)
3PT Made: 5 at UAB (2/8/98)
3PT Attempted: 11 at UAB (2/8/98)
Minutes Played: 44 vs Saint Louis (1/18/01)

Career Statistics
Year     G  FG-FGA   Pct 3FG-FGA  Pct  FT-FTA  Pct  RB-AVG  AS  BL  ST  PTS-AVG
97-98   25  31- 85  .365   7- 36 .194  15- 22 .682  24-1.0  11   1  11   84-3.4
98-99   25  32-109  .294  13- 56 .232  17- 24 .708  41-1.6  17   4  15   94-3.8
99-00   30  48-124  .387  13- 45 .289  23- 34 .676  73-2.4  45   3  14  132-4.4
00-01   36 102-247  .413  54-133 .406  73- 97 .753 111-3.1 165   8  39  331-9.2
Totals 116 213-565  .322 128-177 .723 128-177 .723 249-2.1 238  16  79  641-5.5

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