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Chapman hits the road

A prospect who shot up the rankings during the summer, Clint Chapman of Canby (Ore.) High School is working with a list of eight schools. The 6-foot-10, 245-pound center will visit two of these schools this week.
Chapman, the No. 59 ranked prospect in the Rivals150, heads to Arizona State this Wednesday and then heads to Austin, Texas at the end of the week.
He has offers from both these schools as well as Oregon, Califonia, Nevada, USC and Oklahoma. Washington, who has not yet offered, is also in the mix.
"I just talked to Lorenzo (Romar) last week, so it hasn't gotten to the point of Washington offering me," said Chapman. "After my visits to Arizona State and Texas, I will have been to every school on my list except for Oklahoma.
"Right now all the schools are pretty even. When I get back, I'll get serious about my list and narrow it down. Unless I have a gut feeling early about a school, I will probably take some official visits before deciding."
Chapman, who averaged 15.6 points and 10.8 rebounds per game as a junior and then made a splash on the national scene with his play at the NBA Players Camp, is looking for a system that will tap into his versatility as an offensive player.
"I'm looking for the right fit as far as playing style," he said. "I'd like to be somewhere where they play up tempo and like to run. I don't want to be stuck in one position, but want to be able to move between the four and the five, step out and hit threes, work on my mid-range game and bang inside some.
"The relationship I have with the coach and the players is also important, both on and off the court. And of course I want a good education.
Clint Chapman scouting report:
Chapman is a mobile big man who can both beat his man down the court for easy buckets and trail the break and make three-pointers. He also can score on back to the basket moves with his soft touch. Not explosive off the court or a physical player, he has plenty of room to improve as a defender and rebounder.
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