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Tag: Jordan Chatman

March
12th

Boys Basketball: TNT’s All-State Team

The News Tribune’s all-classification All-State Boys Basketball Team

Player of the Year

G David Trimble, Davis, 6-2, Sr.
One of the most complete players in the state, Trimble devastated opponents with his passing, tenacious defense and timely shooting. Consider the point guard’s averages at the Class 4A state tournament: 11.0 points, 7.3 rebounds, 6.3 assists, 3.0 steals and 1.0 block per game. Trimble was at his best in the finals when he sniffed a triple-double, totaling 10 points, 8 rebounds, 6 assists and five steals in a 54-44 win over second-ranked Central Valley. A three-time league MVP, Trimble is considering offers to play basketball or football in college.

Coach of the Year

Eli Juarez, Davis
Kept Pirates, the preseason No. 1-ranked team, focused throughout season, capping it with first state championship since 1965

First Team

G Anrio Adams, Rainier Beach, 6-3, Sr.
Kansas recruit helped Vikings win 3A state championship

G Ahmaad Rorie, Clover Park, 6-0, Soph.
Best days are still ahead for scoring machine; has offer from Cal
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March
5th

VIDEO: Jordan Chatman’s full-court 3-pointer

If you followed the high school basketball state tournaments last week, you’ve probably heard about Union High guard Jordan Chatman’s full-court, buzzer-beating 3-pointer in the Class 4A state semifinals.

Watch the video. Be amazed. Watch it again.

Kudos to the cameraperson for following the shot.

There’s no fancy, trick editing. Not like this LeBron James Gatorade commercial.

I saw the shot. It really happened.

As amazing as the 86-footer was — a few media types measured it — it could have been much more.

The one-in-a-million shot could have sent the semifinal into overtime.
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March
2nd

Class 4A boys: No. 2 Central Valley 52, Union 51

The Bears’ withstood Jordan Chatman’s 29 points and miraculous full-court 3-pointer and escaped with the semifinal victory.

Central Valley (22-3) will play for the state finals for the first time since its lost the 4A title game to Franklin in 2006.

“This was the goal from the beginning,” said guard Gaven Deyarmin, who led the Bears with 11 points, seven assists and five rebounds. “Get to the finals”

Central Valley’s win was overshadowed by Chatman’s one-in-a-million shot at the end of the game.

After Deyarmin missed a free throw with a half second left the ball dropped into Chatman’s hands

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