Rodney Chatman - Men's Basketball - Vanderbilt University Athletics

#3 Rodney Chatman

Guard

Class Graduate
Height 6'1"
Weight 215
Hometown Lithonia, Ga.
High School Lithonia
Major Human Development Studies
Bio

As a Fifth-Year Senior at Dayton (2020-21)
• Played in 12 games and started 11
• Missed 12 games due to injury
• Averaged 7.9 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.8 steals in 32.1 minutes per game
• Shot 44.4 percent from the field
• Started first six games and averaged 10 points, 4.2 assists and 2.5 steals per game prior to injury
• Season-best seven assists against La Salle (Dec. 30)
• Season-high 21 points and five steals in won over Ole Miss (Dec. 19)
• Scored 15 points with two steals and four assists in win over Mississippi State (Dec. 12)

As a Senior at Dayton (2019-20) 
• Started all 31 games
• Averaged 7.7 points, 3.2 assists, 2.5 rebounds and 1.3 steals per game
• Led team in steals and was second in assists
• Scored 12 points (3-for-5 from 3) in his Dayton debut in win over Indiana State
• Had 17 points (7-for-11) and six assists vs. Grambling
• Scored 14 points (5-for-6 FG, 2-for-2 FT) against Davidson
• Chatman was considered one of the best defensive guards in the A-10, if not the country. He had the primary assignment on Georgia’s Anthony Edwards and Saint Mary’s’ Jordan Ford. Edwards was held to six points (14 points under his average) and Ford to 11 (10 points under his). At Rhode Island, Fatts Russell was held to nine points (half his average) on 2-for-13 shooting.
• Was named the co-winner of the Steve McElvene Award which goes to the team’s top defender

As a Junior at Dayton (2018-19)
• Sat out season due to NCAA transfer rules

As a Freshman and Sophomore Chattanooga (2016-18)
• Started three games as a freshman and started all 29 at point guard as a sophomore
• Led the team in scoring in seven games as a sophomore with a career high 26 against East Tennessee
• Averaged 13.3 points, 4.5 assists and 4.1 rebounds per game as a sophomore
• Shot 45.3 percent from the field, 33.9 percent from the three point line and 78.2 percent on free throws
• Finished with a career high 14 assists in a road game at Jacksonville State
• Ranked sixth in the Southern Conference in minutes per game at 32.3

The Chatman File
• Graduated from Dayton in Spring 2021 with degree in education
• Prepped at Lithonia High School under head coach Wallace Corker
• Averaged 13.3 points, 6.2 assists and 4.1 steals per contest as a senior
• Class 4A all-state honorable mention after junior and senior campaigns
• Had a triple-double (18 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists) against North Clayton his senior season
• AAU Team was Q6 All-Stars
• Son of Glenda and Rodney Chatman
• Father played for George Raveling at USC from 1990-93
• Born in Daytona Beach, Florida, and attended high school in Lithonia, Georgia
• Has two siblings Bryce and Alexis