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Kameron Chatman is set to make an immediate impact for the Wolverines.
With Glenn Robinson III heading to the NBA, Michigan is in need of a new starting 4. Enter Kameron Chatman.
No, the 4-star small forward is not the freakish athlete Robinson is. He is, however, a much better shooter, an excellent ball-handler and an efficient facilitator. One thing he does much better than the departing Robinson is shoot the three. According to a recent report by Rivals.com, Chatman shot 43 percent from beyond the arc this season.
"Kameron is a perimeter player who just happens to be extremely tall and has the gift of rebounding," Chatman's father and AAU coach Canaan told UMHoops. "Coach Beilein sees him playing one, just because he does have the ability to facilitate; he’s a great passer, he handles the ball extremely well.
"He’s six-seven and a half right now. By the time he gets to school, I know he’ll be a little over six-eight, might be closer to six-nine. So he might move a little bit off the ball, but his skills will be in place."
Chatman capped his high school career with a Division 1A State Championship in Oregon. He averaged 25 points, 11 rebounds and four-plus assists at an array of positions for Columbia Christian High School.
Adding some muscle to his frame will be the first priority once he makes it to campus, but regardless of how quickly he does this, Chatman will be called upon to play a major role. Michigan needs a game-changing prospect to fill the vacant spots in its rotation. He should do just that.
Note: Star rankings courtesy of ESPN.com.