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Posted On: 10/8/18 1:30 PM
One of the top unsigned seniors in the state of Minnesota is Tommy Chatman Jr of Park Center High School. The Pirates guard plans to take a visit to a D1 school soon.
“I will visit the university of South Dakota within the next few weeks but haven’t picked a date yet,” Tommy said. “On the visit I just wan to soak up everything that happens and see how I feel and see if I can I see myself attending there this time next year.”
Chatman also recently visited Northern State of the Northern Sun.
“I was at Northern the last week of September,” Chatman said.
The visit to NSU went well and it gave Chatman a chance to see how he compares to players at the D2 level.
“(A good part was) getting a chance to play with the players and seeing how I stack up with them as a high school senior and seeing what I need to work on. Another good part of the visits is just being around the guys and getting a vibe of being at these schools.”
USD, NSU, and Winona State (another school Tommy has visited) are the schools that are in contact with Chatman the most.
“They are the only ones that talk to me on a regular basis with others texting here and there.”
The future is something on Chatman’s mind as is his senior season at Park Center. We are about a month and a half away from the start of the season and the Pirates are a top five level team in Class AAAA.
“What makes us a contender for the state championship is our overall balance and versatility,” Tommy said. “We are balanced at every position there are no weak links we all have our strengths and when we are all locked in on defense as much as we are on offense we are a very hard team to stop.
“We are also versatile everyone in our team can play multiple positions and that creates any matchup problems for the opposing team.
“To reach our team goals I think it’s just buying into coach Ware’s system and believing that he will put us in situations to be successful and thrive with the situation we are put in.”