Montana Tech head men’s basketball coach Adam Hiatt announced the commitment of Iman Chatman from Southwestern College in California today. Chatman has two years of eligibility left.
“Throughout the recruiting season we were specifically targeting individuals that were the right fit for our program. To date we have signed some incredible additions,” Hiatt said. “However, we felt we were one dynamic, versatile wing away from building a roster that would allow us to play to our style and strengths. We believe we have found that, and more, with Iman Chatman.”
Chatman, a 6-foot-4 forward, played both football and basketball for the Jaguars. Starting all 23 games for head coach John Cosentino last season, Chatman averaged 15 points, 10 rebounds and 5.5 assists. Chatman recorded consecutive triple doubles of 14 points, 20 rebounds and 12 assists in wins over Imperial Valley and 12 points, 18 rebounds and 11 assists in another victory over Cuyamaca. He was named All-Conference in the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference.
Originally from San Diego, Chatman attended Mater Dei High School leading the Crusaders to a 57-10 record during his junior and senior campaigns, including a California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Division II Championship in 2014. Chatman averaged 19 points, 9.5 rebounds and 5.5 assists and was named first team All-Metro mesa and All-CIF both years. While playing in the prestigious Under Armour Holiday Classic, Chatman was named MVP.
“Chatman is the perfect blend of toughness, versatility, unselfishness, and winning mentality that we have pursued,” Chapman said. “We are extremely excited to have Iman join the program.”
The son of Robin and Jessie Campbell, Iman plans on pursuing a degree in Professional Technical Communications.
— Montana Tech