Wilson Chandler is a professional basketball player from the United States of America who plays as a forward, usually a swingman. Chandler began playing basketball at the Fairplain East Elementary School when he was in fifth grade. The love for the game stayed on and powered by his admiration of Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen, Chandler went on to represent Benton High School at the state level.
In his sophomore and junior seasons, Chandler played exceptionally to receive All-State mentions, scoring 22.4 points per game with 12 rebounds per game in his junior season. The Tigers went to a 19-4 record with Chandler in the lead, getting the player into the First Team All-State by the Michigan Basketball Coaches Association. In his senior season, Chandler scored at the rate of knots, with 24 points per game and 12 rebounds with 5 assists and 4 blocks per game – exceptional figure that helped the Tigers go undefeated through the entire regular season and reach the number 1 rank in the state. They were, eventually, beaten by Holt High School at the regional finals. Chandler was named as Mr. Basketball in Michigan state.
Chandler went on to attend DePaul University and in his freshman season, scored at 10.6 points per game with 7.2 rebounds. He was named as the Big East Rookie of the Week, twice through the season, while his rebounding average was the 10th highest in the state. Chandler was also named to the Big East Freshman Team.
In his second season, Chandler took off from where he had stopped in the first season. 14.7 points per game with 6.9 rebounds and 1.4 blocks per game got him into the All-Big East Second Team while he also recorded eight double-doubles during the course of the season.
Despite his entire commitment to the team cause, Chandler couldn’t take DePaul beyond the quarterfinals of the NIT.