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Jamir Chaplin Starting Hot for Little Rock



Norcross, Georgia native Jamir Chaplin started his career with USF coming in as a three-star recruit. The 6-5 shooting guard received significant playing time in the last two of his four years with the Bulls, averaging about eight points over those two seasons. Now in his first season with Arkansas Little Rock, Chaplin is off to an incredible start that no one is talking about.

Jamir Chaplin has been on a tear the last two games for the Trojans. In a thrilling 84-82 win over Tulsa, Chaplin tallied 27 points and 15 rebounds on 11-14 shooting. On Tuesday, Chaplin dropped 17 and eight at 87.5% from the field as Little Rock cruised to a 90-64 win over Ball State.

On the season, Jamir Chaplin is slashing 16/8.6/1.4 with an outstanding 64.1 FG%. Chaplin dices through the defense with great speed and precision, allowing him to finish at the rim with ease. His 6-5 200-pound frame gives him an advantage over smaller guards. Chaplin spots up with the best and if his shot off the dribble improves, he will be nearly unstoppable in Ohio Valley Conference play.

Jamir has been everything the Trojans could ask for to start the 2023 season. On top of all the offensive production, Chaplin is averaging just under two steals and a block per game. Fans and scouts continue to sleep on Chaplin, however with the way the grad transfer is playing he will have the nation on notice soon.

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