As a Sophomore in 2001-02: tied the school record for offensive rebounds with 10 and recorded his first double-double with 11 points and had a block (1/6/02)... scored his career-high 20 pts. with nine rebs. in 24 min. vs. La Salle (1/13/02)... contributed 12 pts. at La Salle (2/2/02)... shot 5-9 FGs for 11 pts. with eight rebs. at Fordham (3/2/02).
As a Freshman in 2000-01: Saw his first collegiate action against Texas A&M and hit a three-pointer... scored four pts. with three rebs. in eight minutes vs. Howard (11/24/00)... hit his only FG attempt with an assists vs. #19 St. John's (12/2/00)... had a nice follow-up tip-in against Richmond helping GW rally in regulation (12/9/00)... made his first collegiate start vs. La Salle (1/13/01)... had his best game in his next outing against Xavier hitting 4-9 FGs, including a pair of threes, for 10 pts... hit a pair of threes late against Fordham to keep GW close (1/20/01).
High School: Averaged 22 points, 12 rebounds and three blocked shots a game as a two-year starter for Newark Memorial High School... shot 50 percent from the field, 78 percent from the line and 42 percent from three-point range as a senior... helped lead the Cougars to the final of the state Division II championship under coach Craig Ashmore... Newark Memorial posted a 32-1 record during Chandler's senior season... the Cougars' only loss was to Dominguez High of Compton, CA, in the Division II state title game at Sacramento's ARCO Arena... Chandler led the Cougars with 20 points in that game including 5-8 from three-point range... scored a single-game record 42 points in the East Bay All-Star Classic (April 2, 2000) which broke a four-year-old record and earned him Most Valuable Player honors... named first team All-Metro by the San Francisco Examiner and first team "Best of the Best" for the East Bay Metro area by the Alameda Newspaper Group... selected second team all-state by CAL HI sports and was named Player of the Year by High School Sports Focus TV.
Personal: Born March 11, 1982 in Berkeley, CA... full name is Marquin Theo Jimmy Chandler... son of Yvette Senegal... has a younger sister, Christina (15) and a brother, Jaylen (2)... aspires to become a teacher... undecided on a major.
Chandler's Career Highs:
Points: 11 vs. Duquesne (1/6/02)
Rebs: 11 vs. Duquesne (1/6/02)
Assists: 2 vs. St. Bonaventure (1/3/02)
Steals: 2 @ Massachusetts (1/23/02)
Blocks: 1 (four times) last @ Saint Joseph's (1/19/02)
3-Pt FGs: 2 (five times) last @ La Salle (2/2/02)
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