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.
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.
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.
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
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!
Wait a minute. He chose BYU over utah? Imagine that.
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.
Good pickup, good luck Jordan.
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.
While this is certainly a nice pick up for byu is anybody really surprised??
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!
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!
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.
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.
Another great "get."Now how about some "bigs"
for the Cougars!!!
What a great month for BYU basketball recruiting with Haws, Emery and Chatman!
Who could wish for more.
BYU has great fans that come out and support the team." Cougar
fans, tickets are very reasonably priced at the MC. Let's make sure we fulfill
Jordan's expectations this coming year- and in years to follow- even if the team
falters in a few games.
Motorbike:I'm a Cougar through and through and I had the exact same
thoughts as you. Thanks for the good words and more than appropriate response to
What bigs are out there that BYU has offered or is recruiting? Anyone know?
Now the real work starts! The coaches have had it easy with born-to-be-blue
guys joining the program.What the Y really needs is some big players
for the coming years. I am not aware of any quality bigs in the hopper.
BYU seems to be fairly well set at the 1, 2 and 3 spot for the next 6 years.
With a few solid recruits at the 4 and 5, they could be setting themselves up
for a lot of success in the future.
Congrats to Jordan. He comes from terrific parents -- Jeff and Leah. Very
pleased to read Jordan will be going on a mission. That's the greatest good
(IMHO).Agree with motorbike as well. Ignore other schools and
preemptive postings. Welcome them. The more they write, the more the readership
goes up, the more stories are written. They are contributing and we love and
appreciate them helping us.
I am sure North Carolina, Texas, Kansas, Georgetown, Ohio State and Utah are all
greatly disappointed that they weren't even considered. Looks like
the kid wanted to play in the West Coast Catholic league...although going to
Stanford was certainly the best academic choice...who can say about WaZoo...OSU
and U of O have better basketball programs than WaZoo.
Next target: Jabari Parker. Now that would be a major, major coup.Do
we have a "lights-out" 3-point shooter among the recent commitments?
Congratulations Jordan. Always fun to see someone follow their father's lead.
Would have loved to watch you play at the U. Good luck in your high school
career and on your mission. See in 2016 . . .
To FDRfan:I recall Jeff Chatman coming to BYU from Talladega,
Alabama in 1984 or 85. According to a Cougar Club website:"Led
his Munford High team to the county and area championship twice ... selected
All-County three times and All-State twice ... chosen MVP in the Alabama
All-Star basketball game ... placed second in the slam dunk contest ... all-time
career scoring and rebounding leader an Munford ... discovered by BYU while the
Cougars were at the 1984 NCAA tournament ... had 16 points, seven rebounds and
11 blocked shots at prep all-star game and was named games MVP ... coached by
Leon Stephens (Jacksonville St.)."
@justgordonNo idea about how NC, Kansas, Texas or OSU feel about it
but even mentionaing the pathetic utah program with those excellent ones is LOL
hilarious.And yes utah is greatly disappointed. They recruited him,
they wanted him, they badly needed him, and they were rejected by him. I personally have no idea if he will be a good player, I've never seen him
play, but it is pretty safe to say he is better than anything the utes are
likely to get seeing as though they routinely get rejected by almost every
single player they go head to head with BYU over. Yes I know they got one, but
of course BYU got 3, and that is just this year.It is no doubt very
hard for you to swallow but it is what it is. Learn to live with it without the
Welcome, Jordan. Your dad is one of my all time favorite BYU players! Wonderful
player and quality guy. All the best in your high school career and on your
@ Duckhunter | 5:24 p.m. Sept. 6, 2011 Highland, UT Why the
bitterness? Remember, the real Ducky never comments on recruits.
Serenity Now | 5:17 p.m. Sept. 6, 2011Highland, UT Thank you.
The article I read was written by a Birmingham paper and was complimentary to
Chatman and BYU but was wondering if a rural black kid from Alabama could adjust
to a white western school. I did not know that Chatman became a Mormon convert.
There are a lot of good black kids, including quality athletes, from the rural
south who would love BYU if they only knew about it. Also white kids. BYU needs
to stay independent for this reason.
Great pick up by the cougs, congrats to Jordan. In response to the
question does the cougs have any 3 pt shooter in this group, I'm pretty sure the
Emery kid is a standout 3 pt shooter.As far a bigs go, we have 2 young
kids just returning from their missions this yr and one that is just leaving.
I think you will find a couple of first year recruits are lights out shooters,
Harrison and Carlino. I notice #44 on Jordans jersey in highlight real, I
suspect it's the Ainge influence. I think Jeff Chatman, Danny Ainge
and Kresimer Cosic are my favorite all time BYU basketball players. (I've been
following them since the 60's) OOPS better add the Jimmer.
Go Cougs. I am pumped about this get. The Cougars are looking good for the
@carnak"Seldom" comment on recruits, not
"never". And for that matter I'm not really commenting on the recruit,
I'm commenting on the ute troll. That I do alot.
It's not too late to come to your senses and withdraw your commitment......I'm looking at you Mr. Loveridge.Everyone else is doing
This was not a sure thing. Congratulations to Dave Rose and the Cougs for
landing another great recruit. Several have mentioned that we need some big men
to commit now and we do but don't forget that we have Nate Austen and Ian
Harward just off their missions with all four years of eligibility left so
they're essentially like new commits as well. The future looks bright!
Nice decision Chatman, look forward to you playing at BYU in a few years!
Me bitter? The young man did not have Utah on his radar. Neither did he have
any of the other schools I mentioned. His dad played for the school he selected!
I doubt anyone, but Stanford was seriously in the mix. And he should have gone
there Stanford's academics are peerless.As for those who think
Utah's basketball program should somehow not be mentioned with the schools I
listed, you obviously have no sense of history and have been blinded by
Jimmer-mania and think that one year of success somehow eclipses all the NCAA
banner hanging in the Huntsman Center. Now that is not hilarious, it's
I love Jordan! I love his attitude and I love the fact that his dad, who I also
loved once played for some of the most beloved cougar teams ever. I love that he
has history and I love the fact that he loves Coach Rose, who is a guy who
really seems to love his players who all seem to love playing for him. The love
flows freely between BYU and it's recruits and I love the way the Deseret News
covers that. I also love the fact that so many recruits are not shy about using
the word love and I myself love what the word "love" represents. Have a great day, everyone. I love you.
Point guards are now lined up for several years. Big men are taking notice and
excited to join the program. Jimmermania was just the beginning of a sweet
basketball tradition contagious excitement.
JustGordon; In all fairness, your first post did smack rather loudly of
jealousy. The article clearly states that Utah was one of his final 4
choices.BYU continues to get outstanding guards and swingmen and have
solid big men for the next few years. If they can get some quality big men over
the next 6 years to go along with their guards and swingmen, they have a good
chance to become a frequent sweet 16 team. That is probably why
justgordon is a little insecure.
@justgordonYou're right. utah is to NC, Duke, OSU,and Kansas in
basketball as BYU is to USC, Notre Dame and Texas in football.In
otherwords they both have nice traditions and good success, you could even
consider both of them legacy programs, but neither of them really is in the same
league as the very top programs.So next time some BYU fan compares
BYU football to those very top programs I fully expect you will agree with them
just like you seem to think utah basketball is somehow comparable to the very
most elite basketball programs.Let us see if you actually have that
But right now they have 2 more year of Davies3 more year of Chris
Collinsworth4 years of both Ian Howard and Nate Austin (lone Peak
Player)6 years Issac Nielson (first 2 years on Mission) Additional Big Players that BYU is recruitingRosco Allen - He was
teammates with Jonathan Tavernari, Michael Loyd, J and Winder and his HS coach
is brother with Dave Rice - That was the connection before. DoubtfulJabari Parker who is LDS
What is nice to see that Utah and BYU are both getting quality young men for
their programs. Not sure how successful either will be in the future but it
should be a fun ride.A word of advice to the justgordon's out there.
It is real hard to go backwards other than to enjoy the history. The current
programs at Utah, BYU and any other school for that matter are usually as good
or bad as their last season or is some cases game.
I've seen Jordan growing up--he's a fine young man! He comes from a good,
devoted family who have taught him well, not just in the skills he has learned
for playing basketball, but also for life. He is a good example to all around
him and will add much more to the team than being just a good player. Go
Jordan! Go BYU!
These kind of signings along with those of Troy Hinds and Tanner Mangum make it
apparent that just maybe it isn't the end of the world if BYU doesn't join the
Big 12 conference. Just saying.And to Uteology, you represent your