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BYU basketball: Jordan Chatman to transfer from Cougar program

Dave Rose has a hole to fill on his guard line, as the BYU basketball coach announced Thursday night that redshirt freshman Jordan Chatman will transfer from the Cougar program.

“Jordan is a great student-athlete,” Rose said in a statement. “We’re proud of what he achieved on and off the court. We wish him and his family the very best.”

Wherever Chatman ends up, he will have three years of eligibility remaining as a graduate transfer. The Vancouver, Washington, native graduated from BYU in April with a degree in Asian Studies: China emphasis, according to the school.

His father, Jeff Chatman, a former BYU basketball player, posted on Instagram Thursday evening that Jordan Chatman had been accepted to the BYU law school program.

In his first collegiate season in 2015-16, the 6-foot-5 Chatman averaged 2.6 points, 1 rebound and 0.8 assists per contest while playing in 36 games. Twice he scored in double-figures, including a season-high 13-point effort in a 99-81 win over Portland.

Chatman also had season-high marks of seven rebounds (vs. Loyola Marymount) and four assists (vs. San Diego) while shooting 38 percent from the field and 34 percent from 3-point range.

"I would like to thank coach Rose for the opportunity to play at BYU," Chatman said in a statement. "I wish the best for him, his staff and my former teammates in the future."

With the transfer of another guard, Jake Toolson, this offseason, the Cougars currently have four guards on their roster for next season. That includes sophomore Nick Emery, who started 32 games last year, as well as recently returned missionary TJ Haws, Elon University transfer Elijah Bryant and incoming true freshman Steven Beo.