Utah Basketball - Ute target Brekkott Chapman makes himself a national reputation
Published: May 21, 2013 12:31PM
Updated: May 21, 2013 12:35PM
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Scott Sommerdorf | The Salt Lake Tribune Brekkott Chapman of Roy High competes in the Big Mountain Jam at the South Towne Expo Center in Sandy.

The 6-foot-8 power forward out of Roy High school has played well enough on the AAU circuit this spring to land himself two premier invites.

Chapman will attend the Pangos All-American Camp. He will also attend the NBA Top 100 Camp, annually the most difficult camp to get an invitation from. The last Utah player to receive an invite there was Kyle Collinsworth, who will be a sophomore at BYU next season.

While Chapman is at the Pangos Camp, he is expected to take a visit to UCLA. He received an original offer from the Bruins. Then Ben Howland got fired. The new coaching staff saw Chapman play well at an AAU event in Kansas City and re-solidified the offer.

Chapman still doesn't have a definitive leader, the Tribune has learned. But those in the know say the three instate schools are very much in the hunt. Arizona, Arizona State, UCLA and Gonzaga are the schools out of Utah recruiting him the hardest.

Chapman remains close to Jordan Loveridge, a rising sophomore power forward at Utah. He's also been on campus quite a bit in the last few months playing in open gym with members of the Utes.

Chapman and Lone Peak guard TJ Haws are the two Utah players in the Class of 2014 with the best national rankings. Haws is generally considered a top 50 recruit by every national scouting service. Chapman is ranked 45th in the ESPN Top 100. He is ranked in the Top 100 by Scout.com.

Chapman is considered to be the most important recruiting target in Larry Krystkowiak's 2014 class.

Tony Jones