Posted On: 03/21/18 6:00 AM
Expect an announcement from 6’8” stretch forward Emmett Chambers (2018) very soon on his college decision. The Lakewood St. Edward senior is taking a couple days to recharge after a postseason run, a luxury he can afford after building a relationship with a local D-III in months passed.
“I pretty much have it down right now to John Carroll. I haven’t made it 100 percent official but it’s bound to happen. It’s about 90 percent sure that I’ll be going to Carroll,” Chambers told Prep Hoops.
John Carroll seemed like a pretty obvious choice for Chambers.
“I haven’t really visited any other schools and I visited there a couple times and loved it. I know a lot of kids there. I know kids that have already committed and are thinking about committing as well,” Chambers said. He continued, “I like the way they play with Coach [Pete] Moran, and the way he just lets them be free. Have fun, play fast kind of like we did at Eds.”
When does he plan on making this official?
“It’ll be coming up very shortly I’d say. Not really a specific date but coming up here very shortly.”
As mentioned, Chambers will come into the program with a sense of understanding for their offensive style. He’s an ideal fit alongside wing scorers, as Chambers takes joy in keeping everyone else involved.
“I’m one of those players who don’t really care if they score 20 points a game, or don’t score at all. I’m more of a player who wants to get the best shot on offense before anything else,” Chambers said.
Skill wise, Chambers is an excellent shooter for his size. He spent time playing in the paint for Eds this season as their primary rebounder. However, he can be paired alongside any style of big because of his flexible skillset and team-first mindset, which he credits to his time at Eds.
“Just knowing that you’ll have the opportunity score but just trusting that you never really have to force a shot. Just knowing that if you pass it, there’s always a chance you’ll get it back for a better look than you had before,” Chambers said.
In preparation for the coming years, Chambers understands that adding muscle will help him thrive in college. His focus will be on the weight room going into next season.
Academically, the 3.3-3.4 GPA student is between physical therapy or business as a major.