The No. 49 ranked player in the class of 2006 Wayne Chism left his state tournament team at Jackson South Side (Tenn.) High School to enroll at Bolivar Central (Tenn.) High School to play with his AAU teammate and friend Willie Kemp. The 6-foot-8, 230-pound power forward has plenty of colleges seeking his services, but three from the SEC standout to him.
“A lot of schools are recruiting me, but I like Tennessee, Ole Miss and Arkansas,” said Chism. “All three of them have offered.”
Chism is happy about his transferring to Bolivar and his chance to play with Kemp.
“I’m adjusting good,” said Chism about his move to Bolivar. “I’m really happy to be playing with Willie. He’s just like a brother to me. I love hanging with him.”
Although he had limited touches, Chism looked good when he did receive the ball in Bolivar’s convincing win over the hometown Marshall Co. squad at the Hoopfest. He also moved very well on defense, playing the top of Bolivar’s unorthodox 1-3-1 zone where Kemp as the middle man covered the corners.
Chism’s best attributes are his ability to move his feet, catch the ball in traffic and score on back to the basket moves with either hand. He also has a developing face up game where he can both shoot the ball and pass it with touch.
“I’m working a little bit on my inside game and on my outside game,” said Chism. “In college I should be able to play some four and some three.”