Thursday, April 27, 2017
Chaffee Jr. to the Volunteer State
Why the decision to head to Nashville? "I chose Tennessee State because it felt like the best fit for me. I talked with the coach and looked at the program and I believe I can excel and that Coach Dana Ford wants the best for me." Academics were also important to him -- "I'll be majoring in computer science."
The process of his recruitment demonstrated the value of reaching out. "My recruiting was kind of different. I sent out a highlight tape late and Tennessee State was one of the first to express interest. Tape was definitely my gateway. It was overwhelming at times because it all came at one time."
What will Tiger fans be witnessing from Chaffee next season? "My big thing is I have a strong motor. I have a will to win and will fight for everything. I have good rebounding ability and a lot of experience because of being at USF as a freshman and then Las Positas."
Right now, Chaffee is the second tallest player on theTigers' roster and he expects to be positioned as a three-four combination.