Wayne Chism names a Top 5

Wayne Chism (PF, Bolivar, TN) - One of the country's top prospects has narrowed the field down to five schools.To view which schools made the cut, read below.

Player Profile

Height: 6' 8"
Weight: 210
Position: Power Forward
AAU - Memphis YMCA
Grades - 3.3 GPA / 18 ACT

From: Bolivar, TN
High School: Central (6A)

The following information was revealed during our interview with Wayne Chism:

Which position are you being recruited to play on the next level? "Forward, both forward positions."

What are your strengths on the basketball court? "I am an inside guy. I like to bang with the big boys."

What do you need to work on? "My outside game. Both my jumpers and free throws. I need to work on my ball handling skills too."

Tell us about your junior season? "We won State (Class 6A)."

What were your stats for the season? "I had like 13 points, 10 rebounds, and 7 blocks per game."

Any awards? "I was named All-District, Region, and State."

Which showcase tournaments have you played in this summer? "The Read Deal on the Hill, Super 64 (Adidas), and the Best of the Summer."

Did you attend any college camps? "No, I went to the ABCD Camp. We won the national tournament."

Who did you play for? "The Memphis Pump and Run."

Which colleges are you considering right now? "Tennessee, Ole Miss, Arkansas, Alabama, and Mississippi State."

Have you received a scholarship offer from each school? "Yes sir."

Have you had a chance to take some unofficial visits to the schools you are interested in? "I have been to Tennessee and Ole Miss."

Did one school feel more at home than the other? "No sir, I enjoyed both."

What stands out about Tennessee? "Their academics."

How about Ole Miss? "It is nice down there and their people are real cool."

What attracts you to Arkansas? "I like their academics and the people around there are real nice."

What about Alabama? "I have not been down there nor have I talked to their academic people."

What do you like about MSU? "I have not seen their place either."

Have you had a chance to set up your official visits? "Not yet, but I will probably visit those five schools. I really do not see anyone else coming into the picture."

Do you plan to sign in the early or late signing period? "Most likely the late signing period."

Word has it that you want to attend the same school as your teammate, Willie Kemp? "If we do it is cool, and if we do not, it is no problem."

What will you be looking at when you are trying to find the right place for you? "I want to see how cool their people are and everything like that."

Have you set any personal goals for your senior season? "We want to repeat, and I want to average 20 points and 15 rebounds and win Mr. Basketball."


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