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  Josh Chavis

Josh Chavis

Player Profile

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Greensboro, N.C.

High School:
Dudley HS

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 170

Position:
G

Major:
Interdisciplinary Studies

2008-09: Turned in a solid year as the Spartans' starting point guard... played in all 30 games... started 29 times... ranked third on the team in scoring at 8.3 ppg... totaled more assists (69) than turnovers (60)... ranked second on the team in assists... also came away with 24 steals on the year... averaged 2.2 rebounds per outing... hit 80.4 percent of his free throws... connected on 33.3 percent of his three-pointers... topped the Spartans with 59 three-pointers on a team-high 177 attempts... increased his scoring and rebounding numbers in A-Sun play... averaged 9.1 points and 2.4 rebounds per game... made 41 of his 59 three-pointers during conference play... was +10 in assists to turnovers against league competition... ranked eighth in the A-Sun with 1.97 three-pointers made per game... was 17th in the league with 30.3 minutes played per outing... was seventh in the conference with 2.05 three-pointers made per game in conference play... led the Spartans in scoring on two occasions... reached double figures 10 times... dished out four or more assists on seven occasions... had six points and three assists at nationally-ranked Notre Dame (Nov. 16)... had back-to-back eight-point performances at Mercer (Dec. 2) and Boston College (Dec. 14)... tallied six points and five assists at Fresno State (Dec. 20)... played strong in the final two games of the Las Vegas Classic with games played at the Orleans Arena... had 12 points and six rebounds to lead the Spartans to a dominant 71-43 victory over Southern (Dec. 22)... had 11 points and two assists against Liberty (Dec. 23)... made it three-straight games in double figures with 13 points and three assists in the 69-64 win over North Florida (Jan. 3)... had 18 points at Florida Gulf Coast (Jan. 10), a career high up to that point... turned in 11 points and five assists against Belmont (Jan. 17)... had 17 points, four assists and four rebounds to lead Upstate to a 73-65 victory over Campbell (Jan. 24)... had 15 points at ETSU (Jan. 26)... had an all-around strong game with nine points, five assists and six rebounds in the 71-62 victory over Florida Gulf Coast, delivering the Spartans' first three-game winning streak in Division I play... had a career-high 20 points and three rebounds to lead the team to a 93-90 overtime victory against Mercer (Feb. 26)... tallied 16 points and five rebounds in the 80-51 win over Kennesaw State to close out the home schedule (Feb. 28).

2007-08: Had a solid first season on the college level... played in all 30 games... started 13 times... averaged 5.1 points per game... ranked third on the team with 53 assists on the year... hit 78.1 percent of his free throw attempts... hit more than 32 percent of his shots from the three-point arc... raised that percentage to better than 36 percent from the arc in A-Sun play... ranked third on the team with 31 three-pointers... averaged a little more than 20 minutes a game... averaged 6.2 points per game during A-Sun play... finished in double figures four times... dished out two or more assists on 13 occasions... had seven points and four assists at Cincinnati (Nov. 26)... posted 11 points and four rebounds in the win over Brevard (Dec. 6)... had six points in three straight games: Gardner-Webb (Jan. 10), Campbell (Jan. 12) and at Lipscomb (Jan. 17)... had six points and three assists against Jacksonville (Jan. 27)... totaled nine points, a career-high six assists and three rebounds in the win over Kennesaw State (Feb. 1)... scored 12 points and dished out five assists in the win over Mercer (Feb. 3)... totaled 12 points and three assists at Florida Gulf Coast (Feb. 10)... had eight points and five assists against Belmont (Feb. 16)... poured in 17 points at Gardner-Webb (Feb. 23).

High School: Played on the varsity team at Dudley High School... averaged 18.9 points, 9.6 assists and 2.5 steals per game for his career... led the state in assists as a junior, dishing out 10.1 assists per game... averaged 8.6 assists as a senior... a three-time all-conference selection... also named all-area and all-region... named to the all-tournament team at the Little Four Tournament... played for the N.C. Gaters AAU team... helped lead the squad to the 2007 National Championship... finished the championship game with seven points and nine assists... also a standout in the classroom... an Honor Roll student all four years.

Personal: Born on April 14, 1989 in Birkenfield, Germany... son of Bobbie and Inda Chavis... has a brother, Quentin... an interdisciplinary studies major... hobbies include reading, playing video games and listening to music... likes to eat chicken... favorite movie is "The Wood"... likes watching "SportsCenter" on TV... favorite actor is Denzel Washington... likes listening to Fabulous... favorite season is winter... favorite sports figure is Kobe Bryant... admires his father and grandfather the most... favorite quote is "Work hard to play harder"... dream job is to be an ESPN analyst... his uncle, Tony, played college basketball at Elon.

 
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