Tech men sign Frenchtown’s Chapman

Montana Tech head men’s basketball coach Patrick O’Herron announced the signing of Frenchtown guard John Chapman today.

“I feel John is one of the best all-around basketball players in the state,” O’Herron said. “He is a great scorer and passer along with having great instincts on the defensive end of the floor.”

The three-time team captain led the Northwestern A Division in scoring the past two seasons. As a senior, he finished with 416 points and a 19.8 per game average. Chapman shot 47 percent from the field and 32 percent from beyond the arc and completed 72 percent from the free throw line. He also averaged six rebounds, 5.5 assists and three steals.

The 6-foot-2 Chapman was selected All-Conference and All-State his junior and senior years.

In addition to basketball, Chapman excelled on the grid iron and at track and field. He was the starting quarterback for the Broncs his sophomore and junior years and earned an All-Conference nod at safety. He is already a three-time All-Conference selection in track going into this spring.

“The academics at Montana Tech was important in my decision,” Chapman said. “I really like the coaches and the basketball program. I’m really excited to be a part of the team.”

Chapman, the son of Fred and Roberta, carries a 3.2 GPA at Frenchtown. He is planning on pursuing a degree in petroleum engineering or computer science.

“He is a great student-athlete to have at Montana Tech,” O’Herron said.

Chapman is the fourth recruit of the offseason for O’Herron, who just finished his first season as head coach at Tech. Chapman joins Carson Dummer from Helena Capital and Nate Bolstad and Kale Guldseth from Butte Central.

— Montana Tech Sports Information