Jonathan Tchamwa Tchatchoua

Jonathan Tchamwa Tchatchoua
No. 23 – Baylor Bears
PositionPower forward
LeagueBig 12 Conference
Personal information
Born (1999-04-21) 21 April 1999 (age 22)
Yaoundé, Cameroon
NationalityCameroonian
Listed height6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight245 lb (111 kg)
Career information
College
Career highlights and awards

Jonathan Tchamwa Tchatchoua (born 21 April 1999) is a Cameroonian college basketball player for the Baylor Bears of the Big 12 Conference. He previously played for the UNLV Runnin' Rebels.

Early life and career

Tchatchoua grew up playing football before switching to basketball at age 16.[1] In 2015, he took part in a local camp held by Luc Mbah a Moute and was later invited to a Basketball Without Borders camp in Johannesburg.[2] Two years later, Tchatchoua joined the NBA Global Academy in Australia, where he began learning English. He committed to playing college basketball in the United States for UNLV over offers from Gonzaga and St. John's.[3]

College career

As a freshman at UNLV, Tchatchoua averaged 3.4 points and 3.5 rebounds per game. After the season, he transferred to Baylor and sat out for one year due to transfer rules.[4] Tchatchoua was nicknamed "Everyday Jon" by his teammates due to his work ethic.[5] As a sophomore, he earned Big 12 All-Newcomer Team honors.[6]

Career statistics

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

College

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2018–19 UNLV 31 11 13.3 .475 .000 .682 3.5 .2 .2 .7 3.4
2019–20 Baylor
Redshirt Redshirt
2020–21 Baylor 29 0 19.3 .576 .773 5.0 .4 .5 .7 6.4
Career 60 11 16.2 .538 .000 .727 4.2 .3 .4 .7 4.9

References

  1. ^ Goodman, Jeff (23 February 2021). "Jonathan Tchamwa Tchatchoua's Path to Waco / How Baylor Was Built". Stadium. Retrieved 30 March 2021.
  2. ^ Grimala, Mike (8 May 2018). "New UNLV commit Jonathan Tchamwa Tchatchoua has come a long way in a short time". Las Vegas Sun. Retrieved 30 March 2021.
  3. ^ Moore, CJ (18 January 2021). "Baylor big Jonathan Tchamwa Tchatchoua is a budding star who won't be outworked". The Athletic. Retrieved 30 March 2021.
  4. ^ Anderson, Mark (6 May 2019). "Jonathan Tchamwa Tchatchoua leaving UNLV for Baylor". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved 30 March 2021.
  5. ^ Chamblee, Will (2 February 2021). "'Everyday Jon' brings energy, joy off bench for Baylor basketball". The Baylor Lariat. Retrieved 30 March 2021.
  6. ^ "Six Honored With Men's Basketball All-Big 12 Awards". Baylor University Athletics. 8 March 2021. Retrieved 30 March 2021.

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