Joe Davidson: “The @SacHornetsMBB land transfer Zach Chappell from San Jose State. Skilled, playmaking and fun-to-watch guard out of Capital Christian HS played 60 games for San Jose State. He joins a nice roster for Sac State coach Brian Katz…”
A first-class young man from a first-class family, he’ll redshirt this coming season.
Digging into his numbers:
2019-20 — 31 games, one start, 19.4 minutes per contest, 6.1 points, 1.2 rebounds, 35%, 33% and 73% shooting, 62 assists versus 53 turnovers, 27 steals
As a team, the Spartans shot 39% overall and 30% from long distance.
2018-19 — 29 games, 15 starts, 17.6 minutes per contest, 5.3 points, 1.8 rebounds, 33%, 28%, 73% shooting, 65 assists versus 38 turnovers, 20 steals
As a team, the Spartans shot 40% overall and 33% from long distance.
The 6-foot-3 Chappell played on a marginally poorer shooting team team as a sophomore. Enjoying 1.8 minutes more court time each game, his turnovers increased by a total of 15, his assists were similar but he bettered his three-point accuracy. His overall consistency remained a game-to-game issue. On dribble-drives, Chappell delivered some spectacular passes to his bigs inside but his performances more often than not didn’t win his position versus opponents. However, much promise remains and a redshirt season may be just what is needed as it offers the opportunity to upgrade his shooting accuracy and ballhandling proficiency.