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Chatman granted immediate eligibility for Redbirds

Sy Chatman

NORMAL (HOI) -- UMass transfer Sy Chatman has been granted an eligibility waiver from the NCAA, allowing him to play in the 2020-21 season for Illinois State.

In June, the Redbirds announced they had added Chatman as a transfer and he would have to sit out the upcoming season. However, the waiver now gives Dan Muller more options in the frontcourt, following senior forward Keith Fisher III's decision to opt out of the season.

Chatman, a Minnesota native (Cretin-Derham Hall High School), is a 6'8" forward that spent two seasons with the Minutemen before electing to transfer. He played in just six games during the 2019-20 season, posting a season-high 16 points against Rutgers.

"Sy is a young man who has incredible potential. He is an athletic forward who has great skill. Sy won a State Championship in Minnesota and we believe his best basketball is in front of him. I'm very excited to be a big part of the next chapter of Sy's life as a Redbird," said Illinois State Head Coach Dan Muller, following Chatman's decision to attend Illinois State.

The Redbirds begin their season Nov. 25 at Ohio State.

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