Mire Chatman

Mire De Juan Chatman (born October 24, 1978) is an American former professional basketball player. Standing at 1.87 m (6'2"), he played at the point guard position. He is a Texas Pan American University alumnus who as an American became the all-time leading scorer as for Americans and the all-time leader in performance index rating of any player as to the history of Eurocup Basketball.[1]

Mire Chatman
Personal information
Born (1978-10-24) October 24, 1978 (age 43)
Garland, Texas, U.S.
Listed height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight175 lb (79 kg)
Career information
High schoolSouth Garland (Garland, Texas)
NBA draft2002 / Undrafted
Playing career2002–2014
PositionPoint guard
Career history
2002–2004BK Ventspils
2004–2005Pau Orthez
2005–2006Dynamo Moscow
2006–2007Lottomatica Roma
2007–2008Triumph Lyubertsy
2008–2011Beşiktaş Cola Turka
2011–2012Pınar Karşıyaka
2012–2013UNICS Kazan
2014BK Ventspils
Career highlights and awards
  • ULEB Cup champion (2006)
  • LBL champion (2003, 2004)
  • LBL All-Star (2003)
  • TBL All Star (2010, 2011)

College careerEdit

Mire Chatman played for Texas Pan American University from 2000 to 2002. During the 2001–02 season, Chatman racked up the accolades, earning All-American Honorable Mention, Independent Player of the Year, Independent Defensive Player of the Year while leading the Broncs to a 21–9 record. He ranked third in the NCAA in scoring average (26.2) and third in steals per game (3.6) and was inducted into his university's hall of fame.[2]

Professional careerEdit

Mire Chatman started his pro career in Latvia with BK Ventspils.

He made a name in Europe playing in the ULEB competitions (Euroleague, Uleb Cup) with BK Ventspils and Pau Orthez. A great passer, he led the 2004-05 Euroleague in assists with 6.2 per game.

In 2006-07 he joined Dynamo Moscow of Russia with which he won the ULEB Cup trophy. After starting another season in Dynamo he moved to Italy to play with Virtus Roma. but the following year he switched teams back to Russia to BC Triumph Lyubertsy for one of the largest contracts in European Basketball.

Chatman joined Beşiktaş Cola Turka for the 2008–09 season. He played there following two seasons as well. In the 2009–10 season with Besiktas, Chatman ranked within the top three players in scoring, assists and steals and played alongside Allen Iverson. In the 2011–12 season Chatman played for Pınar Karşıyaka and led the Turkish Basketball League in assists (6.4) while also being second in scoring (18.3) and fourth in steals (1.9).

In August 2012, he signed a one-year deal with UNICS Kazan.[3]

In August 2014, after taking one season off, he returned to his first pro European team BK Ventspils.[4] On November 26, 2014, he became the all-time leading scorer in Eurocup history. [5] On December 17, 2014, Mire Chatman announced his retirement from basketball.[6] He finished career as Eurocup's all-time leader in scoring and performance index rating.[7]


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