24 - Collin Chiverton
Collin Chiverton
Height: 6-6
Weight: 200
Year: Sr.
Hometown: San Jose, Calif.
High School: Archbishop Mitty HS '08
Previous College: City College of San Francisco
Position: F
Experience: 1L*

Hayford on Chiverton: “Collin gave us a great junior year despite having multiple injuries. He was never able to be in considerable shape – he played on a broken foot, and had a hand injury and a back injury. I expect all that adversity he faced his junior season to make him a strong senior. He could be one of the premier players in the Big Sky Conference.”

Career: In the five seasons he has played since his junior year in high school, teams that Chiverton has played on have won 129-163 games for a .791 winning percentage. His junior college and high school teams won 114 of 131 games (87 percent). His 88 3-pointers are only 10 away from a spot on EWU’s top 10 career list, and his 217 attempts are 57 away.

2011-12: Chiverton was the Big Sky Conference’s Newcomer of the Year and was an honorable mention All-Big Sky selection. He was EWU’s second-leading scorer with a 13.9 average, and finished with 88 3-pointers to rank second in school history. Chiverton’s average of 2.8 3-pointers per game was second in the league and 28th in NCAA Division I, and his .406 percentage was 33rd nationally. Chiverton’s total ranks second in school history for treys made in a season, with the record of 103 set by Shannon Taylor in the 1998-99 season. His 217 attempts were also second in school history. Chiverton ranked eighth in the Big Sky in scoring (13.9), 10th in 3-point percentage (.406) and sixth in free throw percentage (.790). He finished his junior season with 12 20-point performances as an Eagle – including five-straight games from Jan. 12-26. He scored in double figures in 20 of 32 games, and led Eastern in scoring a team-leading 16 times (including 15 of EWU’s first 23 games). He also led EWU in steals three times and blocked shots on seven occasions. Injuries plagued Chiverton during the league season. A back injury suffered early in the game against Idaho State (2/23/12) held him to three minutes of playing time in that game and nine versus Portland State two nights later. He played only 11 minutes versus Idaho State (2/28/12), and 16 versus ISU (3/3/12).  An off-season stress fracture in his foot was reinjured over the Christmas break, and the 6-foot-6 Chiverton was hampered ever since. In fact, it was painful enough to limit him to 10 minutes, six shots and four points in the first half against Northern Colorado (2/15/12). Eastern trailed 43-29 at halftime, but rallied for a 79-76 win, as Chiverton made 4-of-6 shots and scored 14 points after intermission to finish with 19 points in 21 minutes. He followed that with 20 points in 26 minutes at UC Irvine (2/18/12). He didn’t play in the first half against Northern Arizona (1/7/12), but scored 12 points in the second half – including EWU’s first 10 of the half to give the Eagles the lead for good in the 76-59 win. He followed that with 21 points in just 25 minutes of action versus Sacramento State (1/12/12), 21 in 18 minutes versus Northern Colorado (1/14/12) and 26 in 26 minutes at Seattle (1/16/12). Thus, in those four games, he scored nearly a point a minute – 80 in 83 minutes – while making 19-of-34 (56 percent) from the 3-point arc. He followed that by playing 37 minutes against Portland State (1/21/12), and scored 22 points on 4-of-11 shooting from the 3-point stripe and 7-of-21 overall. His fifth-straight 20-point performance came versus Montana (1/26/12) when he made 5-of-10 shots overall and 4-of-6 from the 3-point stripe, as well as 8-of-12 free throws. He made 6-of-8 treys in a 21-point shooting effort against Sac State (1/12/12) and versus Pacific Lutheran (12/16/11) he made 6-of-9 2-point attempts and 4-of-10 treys en route to scoring 26 points. Chiverton opened his Eastern career in a big way, scoring 25 points in Eastern’s 77-69 loss at Gonzaga (11/11/11). A former redshirt at GU rival Saint Mary’s in California, Chiverton made 6-of-12 shots from the 3-point arc and 8-of-24 shots from the field against Gonzaga. He scored 25 again in EWU’s 70-61 win over South Dakota (11/15/11), making 9-of-21 shots overall and 6-of-13 from the 3-point arc. He added his third 20-point performance with 20 points in EWU’s 89-72 upset of Hawai’i (11/19/11). Chiverton’s debut versus GU was the best for an Eagle since Eastern moved to NCAA Division I in the 1983-84 season. The previous best came in the 2010-11 season when Chiverton’s Eastern teammate Tremayne Johnson scored 21 in a 67-60 loss at San Jose State. Interestingly, current Detroit Piston Rodney Stuckey scored only 14 points in his debut against Pacific Lutheran in the 2005-06 season. Chiverton’s scoring output was also the second-best season-opening performance by an Eagle since David Peed scored 29 points on Nov. 25, 1989, in EWU’s 96-84 loss to BYU.

Junior College: Attended and played at City College of San Francisco for one season and played as a freshman at Salt Lake Community College. Averaged 19 points, five rebounds and 2.5 assists per game in leading CCSF to the 2010-11 California Community Colleges Athletic Association title. He averaged 30 points per game in the tournament after earning All-State and first-team All-Coast Conference honors as a sophomore. San Francisco finished the season 32-1 with a 27-game winning streak, and was a perfect 12-0 in the Coast Conference. He scored 41 points in an 82-66 state tournament game versus Santa Rosa in which he made nine 3-pointers. He scored 17 in the title game, an 83-81 victory over Citrus College. While at Salt Lake Community College in the 2009-10 season, Chiverton earned second-team All-Scenic West Conference honors. As a Bruin, he played 19.8 minutes a game, averaging 14.7 points a contest. He made 39 percent of his shots from the field (153-of-392), 34 percent from the three-point arc (74-of-216) and 83 percent from the free throw line (89-of-107). The Bruins finished 24-8, including a 14-6 record in the Scenic West.

Saint Mary’s: Redshirted the 2008-09 season while at Saint Mary’s College in Moraga, Calif.

High School: Graduated from Archbishop Mitty High School in 2008. Chiverton helped lead the school to two runner-up finishes in the California Interscholastic Federation Tournament. He was ranked among the top 150 high school recruits in the nation and in the top 10 in California. As a senior, he was a first-team All-State selection and the San Jose Mercury News Player of the Year on its All-County Team. He was the West Catholic Athletic League Player of the Year as well after averaging 21.8 points, 5.5 rebounds, four assists and 2.2 steals per game. Chiverton ended his high school career third all-time at Archbishop Mitty with 1,535 points. As a high school senior, he also was nominated for McDonald’s All-America honors and was ranked No. 3 in the 2008 NorCalPreps.com prospect rankings. Rivals.com ranked him as the 13th highest prospect in the state of California. He helped lead the Monarchs to a USA Today No. 9 national ranking to end the year after finishing the season 29-2 and with a second-straight CIF Division II runner-up finish. He had 17 points, four rebounds and three steals in a championship game loss to Mater Dei. Archbishop Mitty was ranked as high as No. 2 in the nation by USA Today. Earlier in the season, Chiverton was named to the All-Tournament team at the 2007 Les Schwab Invitational in Oregon. He scored 27 points in an 86-75 victory over Oregon City in the title game. His teammate, Drew Gordon, was the MVP of the tournament and is now at New Mexico after starting his collegiate career at UCLA. Prior to his senior season, Chiverton was a second-team “Best of the West” selection by the Long Beach Press Telegram. As a junior, he averaged 15.1 points per game as the Monarchs finished 29-6 overall and 12-2 in the West Catholic League. Archbishop Mitty made the first of two-straight appearances in the state championship game, losing 69-64 in overtime to Mater Dei as Chiverton scored 22 points. He finished his junior season making 44 percent from the field, 35 percent from the three-point arc and 76.5 percent from the charity line. He and Gordon earned first-team San Jose Mercury News All-Central Coast Section honors, with Gordon earning Player of the Year accolades. A year later on the same squad (although referred to as All-County), Chiverton was the player of the year and both were first-team selections for the second-straight season. 

Personal: Born April 3, 1990 in San Jose, Calif. Chiverton intends to major in communications or business at Eastern. His parents are Earl and Vanessa Chiverton. He has an older sister named Veronica Kalinski, who is a UCLA graduate. His cousin is California and current Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch. Name is pronounced “Chih-ver-ton”.

 

Year

GP

GS

Min

Avg

FG

FGA

Pct

3FG

3FGA

Pct

FT

FTA

Pct

Off

Def

Tot

Avg

PF

FO

Ast

TO

Blk

Stl

Pts

Avg

2011-12

32

28

706

22.1

147

401

.367

88

217

.406

64

81

.790

17

50

67

2.1

73

3

17

32

13

24

446

13.9

TOTAL

32

28

706

22.1

147

401

.367

88

217

.406

64

81

.790

17

50

67

2.1

73

3

17

32

13

24

446

13.9

 

SINGLE-GAME HIGHS:

Points: 26, at Seattle -- 01/16/12 ; at Cal State Fullerton -- 12/11/11 ; Pacific Lutheran -- 12/16/11

Rebounds: 5, South Dakota -- 11/15/11

Assists: 3, at Northern Colorado -- 01/14/12

Steals: 3, at Montana State -- 12/28/11

Blocks: 2, 4 times

FG made: 11, at Cal State Fullerton -- 12/11/11

FG attempts: 24, at Gonzaga -- 11/11/11

3FG made: 6, 4 times

3FG attempts: 13, South Dakota -- 11/15/11

FT made: 8, Montana -- 1/26/12

FT attempts: 12, Montana -- 1/26/12

 

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