Weber State has signed former ESPN Top 50 recruit and Utah transfer Brekkott Chapman, the program announced on Wednesday.
.@WeberStateMBB has added Utah transfer Brekkott Chapman to the Wildcat program. #WeAreWeber https://t.co/0ZiFCodCTO pic.twitter.com/WTGA2p2Tbc— WeberStateMBB (@WeberStateMBB) June 22, 2016
Chapman played in 71 games for the Utes over two seasons, averaging 4.4 points and 2.8 rebounds per game. He scored four points in each of Utah's two NCAA Tournament games this season.
The 6-9 forward is a former four-star recruit who showed flashes of his potential with Utah, including a career-high 15 points and nine rebounds against Arizona State in February. However, Chapman couldn’t work his way into the starting lineup and comes to the Wildcats with the opportunity for more minutes.
With Chapman's addition, Weber State coach Randy Raye has added another talented piece that should help continue his impressive 10-year run as a head coach. Last season, Weber State went 26-9, winning the Big Sky conference and advancing to the NCAA tournament for the second time in three years. The Wildcats will be considered the favorites once again in the Big Sky, with the loss of only one senior to graduation in NBA hopeful Joel Bolomboy.
Chapman will have to sit out this year due to NCAA transfer rules, but will have two years of eligibility remaining in 2017-18.