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Published: Tuesday, Sept. 6 2011 10:00 a.m. MDT

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Pleasant Grove, UT

Welcome home, Jordan!


Great Decision! Look forward to watching you in a few years!


Not a big surprise he chose byu. good pick-up. He should be pretty good, just tough to have to wait until 15-16 to see him play, but he's doing the right thing by going on his mission.

Sugar City, ID

Could anyone give the history of Jeff Chatman's recruitment to BYU? I remember reading something local about it when I was at UAB. It was something about a rural black kid from Alabama going to a white school in the west.

West Jordan, UT


Castle Rock, CO

Incredibly exciting. That is two commits in a row that mentioned specifically that they wanted to play in the Marriott Center (Nick Emery did too). It is a special place.

The future is looking bright. Can't wait.

Clearfield, UT

Welcome Jordan!

Here's a public service announcement for the ute fans: Before you come on here and say he's just following in his father's footsteps, he always wanted to play at BYU, and Coach K.2 can find better athletes then Chatman, just remember if he would have committed to the U, we would have heard endlessly about how great of an athlete he is, and BYU could never have gotten him, and that being from PAC 12 country wanted to play for a PAC 12 school.

There are already enough U fans walking around with their feet in their mouths after proclaiming BYU the loser of Saturday's game midway through the fourth quarter, I'd hate to see any more.

Just looking out.

Boise, ID

No need to mention other local teams here. Great pickup for the Cougs. Now that they have excellent guards locked up for the next 6-8 years, time for the big men to sign up. No need for comparisons with his Dad although his Dad did have a sweet turn-around jumjper. Go Cougs!

Tom in CA
Vallejo, CA

Wait a minute. He chose BYU over utah? Imagine that.

Cottonwood Heights, UT

Funny that a few of you find such a need to preemptively strike against Utah fans for what you think they may or may not say about Jordan's commitment instead of just voicing your opinion on the actual topic.
Congrats Jordan, wish you would've picked the U but good luck at the Y.
And congrats to Dave Rose on Jordan's commitment. The commitments that have come in for the Y in the last couple of weeks should ensure they'll continue to be a tough program to beat for several years to come.

Fort Worth, Texas

Good pickup, good luck Jordan.

Eagle Mountain, UT

Great news. Now they need to focus on getting some big guys for the next 3-6 years. BYU should be good for years to come.

Dave S
Holladay, UT

While this is certainly a nice pick up for byu is anybody really surprised??

oh ye confederacy of dunces
Flushing, NY

Man, the Y's back court is going to continue to be insanely good. We have recruits in the pipeline for 5-6 years now--not just decent recruits, but the best BYU has ever had. With coach Rose at the helm, and the run and gun style of play, Y hoops will continue to be a force to be reckoned with. I predict continual appearances at the big dance with yearly wins.


Congratulations Jordan! Can't wait to see you play! I am sure this was a very hard decision between some amazing schools! Good choice!

Iowa City, IA

Great to have Jordan committed to the team. Don't be surprised Jordan if by the time you play your playing Kansas and Kansas St. as regular season opponents! Thanks for considering and choosing BYU!

Go Cougars!

Chandler, AZ

Great news, but I couldn't get past this paragraph:
"Chatman hails from the Portland, Ore., area, but has become intimately aware of BYU ever since he was a young kid. Hed watch film of his dad and hear stories, but he never became more aware of who is dad was and what he meant to BYU basketball until he visited the state and the school."

I'm sure there's a lot of pressure to get a story out as quickly as possible, but please read what you wrote before you post it online.

Providence, UT

Very good get for the Cougs. He'll be a fun one one to watch in the future.

Chatman v. Bradshaw could be a big match-up in the future against USU.

Louisiana Cougar
Pineville, LA

Another great "get."

Now how about some "bigs" for the Cougars!!!

Frisco, TX

What a great month for BYU basketball recruiting with Haws, Emery and Chatman! Who could wish for more.

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