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  Calvin Chitwood

Calvin Chitwood

Player Profile


Phoenix, AZ

High School:
Paradise Valley

Height / Weight:
6-8 / 220





2007-08 Season (Senior):
An Honorable Mention All-Big West selection ... Voted the Bull Pit Award ... Suffered a high ankle sprain (right ankle) vs Pacific (1/12/08) but returned to the starting lineup by scoring 14 points and grabbing seven rebounds vs Long Beach State (1/26/08) ... Missed two games with the ankle injury ... However, suffered the same injury at Long Beach State (2/20/08) but only missed one game .. The Matadors third leading scorer (10.7 ppg), #2 in free throw percentage (.785), #2 shot blocker (1.1 bpg, #4 in the Big West), #2 in field goal percentage (.535), #3 in rebounding (4.7 rpg) and #5 in minutes played (23.6 mpg) ... Began the 2007-08 season with his sixth career double-double (points-rebounds) with 22 points and a career-high 18 rebounds (#1 in the Big West in 2007-08) in the 96-85 victory over Chicago State (11/10/07) ... His 18 rebounds was the fourth-best total among Division I players that first weekend of the season ... Only eleven players in the 50-year history of CSUN basketball have ever grabbed more rebounds in a game than Chitwood ... The 18 rebounds were only six short of the school record set by George Robnett who tallied 24 against UC Irvine (1/16/71) ... Added his second double-double of the season against Utah Valley State (12/5/07) with 15 points and eleven rebounds ... Scored in double figures in 17 games ... His career field goal percentage is .536 (#11 in school history) ... Joined the 1,000 career point club circle with 20 points against Vanguard (12/20/07) ... Scored 1,170 points in his four-year Matador career, tenth-best in school history ... Chitwood's 442 career field goals is eighth all-time at CSUN ... Set a school record with six blocks at Washington (12/22/07) ... His 29 season blocks in 2007-08 was third-best in school history ... Started 83 career games, sixth-best in school history. ... Played 2,683 career minutes, ninth-best in school history.

2006-07 season (Junior):
Finished second on the Matadors in scoring (13.2 ppg) and third in rebounding (4.9 rpg) ... Led the Big West in free throw shooting percentage (.851, #6 all-time at CSUN) and was fourth in field goal percentage (.514) ... Hit 50 percent or better from the floor in 17 games ... Hit 9-of-9 shots in 15 minutes of play against Redlands (11/15/06) ... Ended the final five games of the season by hitting 34-of-55 shots for 62 percent and averaging 18.0 ppg ... Scored a career-high 30 points on 8-for-12 shooting along with 12-for-12 from the free throw line in the team's 102-98 win over Eastern Washington (12/3/06) ... Pulled down a season-high 13 rebounds in the Matadors' 89-69 win over UC Riverside (2/8/07) ... Played in all 31 games, 24 as a starter ... Scored in double figures in 22 of 31 games ... Third on the team in blocked shots (16) ... Winner of the Newt Meyers Memorial Sportsmanship Award ... Also named Cal State Northridge Defensive Player of the Year.

2005-06 Season (Sophomore):
Played in 20 games, starting 19 at forward ... First contest of the season was at Pepperdine (12/28/05), scoring 17 points and pulling down seven boards against the Waves ... Scored 17 points with eleven rebounds and a season-high three assists at UC Davis (2/14/06), a game in which he also hit two three pointers ... Recorded three double-doubles during the season, including a season-high 19 points and12 rebounds vs. Cal Poly (3/2/06) ... Led the Matadors in rebounding and field goal percentage through the rigorous Big West season and was the only Matador to start all 14 conference games ... One of three Matadors to register a double-digit scoring average (11.8) ... Played 39 minutes in a thrilling overtime loss to UC Santa Barbara (3/4/06) in the home finale, scoring 16 points ... His 45 offensive rebounds were second only to Thomas Shewmake's 46 ... Team was just 1-3 when Chitwood failed to reach ten points ... The athletic forward managed two steals in a game five times ... Garnered Big West All-Conference Honorable Mention honors.

2004-05 Season (Freshman):
As a true freshman, Chitwood played in 30 of the team's 31 games, starting in 20 contests ... Averaged 23.7 minutes per game ... Named to the Big West's All-Freshman Team ... Garnered the Kiwanis Sportsmanship Award at the team's annual post-season banquet ... Fifth on the team in scoring at 7.9 points per game ... Also averaged 3.3 rebounds, 0.7 assists and 1.0 steals per game for the year ... Had the best three-point field goal percentage on the squad at 50 percent (9-of-18) ... Had the second-best field goal percentage on the squad at .529 percent (91-of-172) ... Scored 19 points and had five rebounds, three blocks and two steals in his collegiate debut at Oklahoma (11/20/04) ... Then scored a season-high 21 points in his next game at Vanderbilt (11/23/04) ... Produced his first collegiate double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds in a home win over UC Santa Barbara (1/2/05).

Paradise Valley High School:
Earned three varsity letters from 2001-02 to 2003-04 at Paradise Valley High School in Phoenix, Az ... Was the Trojans' team captain as a senior in 2003-04 ... After his senior year, he was rated one of the best power forwards on the West Coast by ... Earned first team 5A All-State honors in 2003-04 while averaging 18.4 points, eight rebounds, three assists and two blocks per game ... Also garnered second team All-State honors in 2003-03 after averaging 16 points, 8.6 rebounds and 4.2 blocks per game ... Named the Trojan's MVP and earned first team All-Desert League accolades as a junior after leading his team to the Desert League regular season championship ... Also earned honorable mention All-State plaudits as a sophomore in 2001-02 ... Graduated in 2004.

Matador Memo:
Born July 11, 1986 in Los Angeles, Calif. ... The only child of Cynthia Chitwood and Roy Hinson ... His father played eight seasons in the NBA, including three with the Cleveland Cavaliers (1984-86), one and a half seasons with the Philadelphia 76ers (1987-88) and three and a half seasons with the New Jersey Nets (1988-91) ... Says that his greatest moment in sports is, "playing in my first collegiate game at Oklahoma" ... Lists Houston Rockets star Tracy McGrady as his favorite professional athlete ... His favorite movie is "Scarface" and his favorite rapper is "The Game" ... Says Dwight Howard (Orlando Magic) is the best player he has every played against ... Lists Dr. Martin Luther King as the person in history he would most like to meet ... Marketing major.