Recruiting Roundup: Kameron Chatman plays first high school game in two years

Dylan Burkhardt
-bafb976ad906d282[1]Kameron Chatman returned to the basketball court on Friday for his first organized high school basketball game in over two years.

Chatman, who sat out last season due to a transfer ruling at Long Beach Poly, scored 24 points and grabbed 14 rebounds in Columbia Christian’s season opening win over Madison.

Chatman had originally transferred to Long Beach Poly to play for his godfather, Sharrief Metoyer, but Metoyer was served a 1-year suspension for playing Chatman in Poly’s final game last season. Chatman transferred back to Oregon so that he can be with his family and play his final year of high school basketball at home.

The 6-foot-7 forward looks noticeably stronger in photos and video footage from the game. Oregon Live published this interview and highlight clip from Chatman’s debut.

Ricky Doyle – 2014 Commit

Doyle had 33 points on 13-of-21 shooting with 11 rebounds in a 64-48 win over Neumann.He tallied 36 points on 11-of-19 shooting with 17 rebounds in a 64-61 win over Lely. He had 23 points on 7-of-10 shooting with 13 rebounds in a 60-53 loss to First Baptist Academy.

Doyle is averaging 28 points and 12 rebounds per contest through five games compared to 22 points and seven rebounds per game last season.

DJ Wilson – 2014 Commit

DJ Wilson had six points in a 58-48 win over Modesto Christian.

Dante Exum – 2014 Target

Exum named Michigan in his top five earlier this summer but the superstar Australian guard is leaning toward entering the NBA Draft next season.

Jalen Brunson – 2015 Offer

Jalen Brunson had a game high 27 points in a 90-55 win over Mundelein. He also had 27 points in a 14 point win over prospect.

One of the nation’s best junior point guards, Brunson had 27 points on 11-of-21 shooting and knocking in five of his last six shots to lead Stevenson from a 70-56 win over Prospect.

Jalen Coleman – 2015 Offer

Jalen Coleman had 16 points in a win over Midwest Elite Prep. Coleman’s La Lumiere squad has started the season 8-1 this year.

Luke Kennard – 2015 Offer

Luke Kennard had a triple double in his season opener, tallying 34 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists on 12-of-20 shooting (5-10 3pt). Kennard has visited Kentucky five times since the Wildcats offered him a scholarship this summer.

AJ Turner – 2015 Target

Turner, now a member of the class of 2015, is settling in at New Hampton. The 6-foot-6 guard has been on the Michigan radar for quite some time and he’s still hearing from the Wolverines and a host of other schools. He updated his recruitment with CBS Sports’ Jeff Borzello:

“I’m working on just being an overall well-rounded player,” Turner said. “I’m most known for my shooting skills. But if I work on my ball-handling, defense, rebounding, running the floor, I’ll be a better player.”

Going from the class of 2014 to the class of 2015 only heightened the pursuit coming from different schools. Turner has offers from Boston College, Iowa State, Rhode Island, Penn, Princeton, and several Mid-American schools. Wisconsin, Gonzaga, Iowa, Michigan, Michigan State and Harvard are showing interest.

He said Wisconsin, Boston College, Iowa State and Penn are coming at him the hardest. Turner has taken trips to Iowa, Iowa State, Michigan and Michigan. He was supposed to visit Northwestern, but it didn’t happen. Upcoming visits could include Toledo and Penn.

Stephen Zimmerman – 2015 Target

Zimmerman faced off against Cliff Alexander and played fairly well, according to NY2LA Sports:

Zimmerman struggled with Cliff Alexander’s physicality at times but still showed flashes of his highly regarded potential in the loss.  Zimmerman had 10 points and 13 boards and was 4-13 from the field.  His lift looked like it was affected at times from an ankle injury but Zimmerman did look like he had put on muscle and he is still tremendously skilled.

Henry Ellenson – 2015 Target

Another class of 2015 target on the radar is Wisconsin big man Henry Ellenson. Ellenson racked up 22 points and 15 rebounds in a 58-29 win over Rice Lake High in his season opener.

  • Kam

    im glad he’s getting stronger! maybe could play some 4

    • Kam

      wow just watched the video. he’s a lot bigger. great vision and rebounding and handling. his jumper still seems to be his weakness. not too serious since he is pretty strong in every other area

      • Norhtern Blue

        Looks like he will most definitely be a 4. Great length, and now strength. Also, probably has another inch of growth in him if you look at the way his body is built. Continuing to focus on getting leaner muscle and quicker footspeed as well as his jumphot will be key. He is going to be a perfect fit as a 4 here I think with his rebounding and ability to play on the perimeter. Might get exposed quickness wise at the 3 spot, as his lateral movement is average at best. Think he is going to be a really good player though.

        • Kam

          Yeah i saw he was burned a few times in that clip when he was matched against guards, So yeah his lateral quickness isn’t the greatest, but that shouldn’t be a problem against 4’s. Im sure he can play some 3 but we will have Caris, irvin for sure and maybe Nik back.. heck if glenn doesn’t step he might come back. So him and wilson could fight 4 time at the 4 spot. Donnal, ricky, and jon all 5’s

          • guestavo

            Caris needs to add a significant amount of weight to stick him at the 3.

          • Kam

            caris plays the 3 quite a bit already.. I’m pretty sure I’ve read somewhere that Nik is the 2 and caris is the 3

          • guestavo

            Yeah but he gets exposed. Your not really playing the 3 well if the other team targets you.

        • guestavo

          Hid dad is taller than him by a few inches so I wouldn’t be shocked to see him at 6’8” – 6’9”

          • Kam

            Ive heard his dad is like 6’9’6’10 haha

  • Don Dula

    Goodbye Luke Kennard. It would have been nice to have you.

    • guestavo

      And Zimmerman, though people don’t want to hear that….

      • Kam

        Where do you think he goes?

        • guestavo

          Not here. His stepmom raves about UL, Arizona, UK but I’ve never seen her mention us without being prompted.

      • DingoBlue

        It’s sad but I’m keeping my expectations low on him at this point. Really not heard much on big recruiting for 2015 in some time. The staff will need to get their stuff together for that.

  • A2JD

    Nice to see some video of Chatman and nice to see Doyle putting up monster numbers.

  • WTHef?

    Any news on Austin Hatch? I saw his team started the season by winning a tournament, but looks like he didn’t play:

  • Wayman Britt

    Yep, Zimmerman and Kennard are not coming to UM, but the prize is Jalen Brunson. Beilein and Jordan need to put on a full court press to get him in Ann Arbor. He is the real deal.

  • Pal

    LOL at the 5’nothing white kid guarding chapman early in the clip. Kam had a foot on him at least. Also funny was the camera angle of the interview…with the exit sign in the background. Great clip. Seriously, this reminds me of how much of a mismatch these kids have in HS ball…he should be putting up those numbers against someone like that.