There hasn’t been many shooters at the junior college level better than Tahlik Chavez this season.
The Garden City Community College (KS) student-athlete finished the season averaging 20.4 points, 5.5 points, 2.4 assist and shot 44.4 percent from three.
He’s one of the few players in the country at the junior college that has 10 or more games with five or more three pointers made. He holds the school record for three pointers made in a game (10) and a season (124).
Chavez is use to defenders chasing him off screens to get a good contest, but now coaches are chasing him around the country trying to get involved.
Weber State, Texas State, Jacksonville State, New Orleans, Vermont, NJIT, East Tennessee State, Texas-Rio, Mississippi Valley State, Tulsa and Nicholls State have offered. TCU, Georgetown, Tulsa, Georgia State, Denver, Liberty and more are showing interest.
Arkansas State, who has been following him for sometime now, recently saw enough of him and finally extended an offer. It came as no surprised to the sharpshooter, who has worked hard for every offer he has earned.
“The coaches love me and feel I would be a great fit in their program,” he said. “They had been following me and asking around about me to get to see what type of person I was outside of basketball because they already knew I could hoop.”
Chavez was named to The All-Jayhawk West second team after a magical season that saw him break many scoring records. The Texas native eclipsed 30 four times, while also dropping 42 points on Dodge City.
There’s plenty to like about his game if you’re a college coach and they certainly sing high praises.
“[Coaches like] that I can shoot the ball at a high clip on a consistent basis while also being able to run the point guard spot,” Chavez explained. “Being a dual threat on the court, while also drawing attention to myself because I can shoot.”