Posted On: 09/25/18 12:00 PM
Named after former Seattle Supersoncis guard Gary Payton, Campus 2020 point guard Steele Chapman is earning his own reputation on the hardwood.
Coming off a standout summer competing for Kansas Pray N Play 16U squad, Chapman is widely regarded as one of the state’s premier point guards in the rising junior class.
At 6’1, 173-pounds, Chapman is a combination of good size and athleticism as well as a mixture of shot creating, downhill slashing as well as lockdown defending.
Chapman put in a big offseason competing for Pray N Play, a program that had a lot of success and featured several of the top players in the Wichita area. He says the experience helped him take his game to new heights.
“Playing for the Pray N Play 16u was a great experience, we played as the underdogs and beat a lot of teams that we weren’t expected to be,” he said. “Playing with them allowed me to expand my IQ and learn the role of a floor general.”
Chapman says he has spent to offseason focused on improving his outside shot and working on shooting off the bounce.
He says his middle name was inspired by Payton and he says he tries to implement some of the “Gloves” game into his own.
“I love his gameplay and I try and implement his great defensive skills to my game,” he says.