TULSA, Okla. – Wichita prep standout Sterling Gaston-Chapman signed a national letter-of-intent to continue his academic and basketball career at The University of Tulsa, it was announced today by Golden Hurricane Head Coach Frank Haith.
The 6'5" Wichita, Kansas native chose to sign with Tulsa over conference foes Wichita State and SMU.
Gaston-Chapman led Campus High School to an undefeated 24-0 record in the 2019-20 season. The guard led his team to a victory in the first round of the 2020 Kansas Class 6A state tournament, before the event was canceled due to Covid-19.
As a junior, Gaston-Chapman was named the Class 6A Player of the Year, averaging 17.7 points, 6.8 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 2.5 steals per game. He also was selected as the Ark Valley Chisholm Trail League (AVCTL) Division I Most Valuable Player.
"What another tremendous signing for our program and another talented player that is in the footprint of The University of Tulsa," said Haith. "We have recruited Sterling for quite some time and have closely followed his career both at Campus High School and on the summer circuit. Sterling is a multifaceted player. He can play either guard position and has the tenacity to help you win any way possible. He is obviously a tremendous scorer and can score at all three levels."
In the lone state tournament game, Gaston-Chapman recorded 26 points, seven rebounds, four assists and three steals vs. Manhattan High School, giving Campus its first state tournament victory since 1989.
"Sterling Gaston-Chapman is the ultimate competitor. Whether it is in practice, games, the classroom or individual workouts, he pushes himself to be the best. His work ethic is inspiring, as he is the first in the gym and last to leave," said Campus High School assistant coach Zac Kliewer, "Leadership comes natural to Sterling, and he takes it upon himself to not only make himself better but his teammates as well. Tulsa is getting a truly great young man that has changed the culture of our basketball program and Campus High School as well."
In the summer of 2020, he was named the top basketball player in Kansas during the Catch it in Kansas "Catchy Awards."
Gaston-Chapman joins fellow Sunflower State standouts Gavyn Elkamil, from Pittsburg High School, and Independence CC transfer Tim Dalger in Tulsa's early signing class.
Signing with Tulsa also allows the senior guard to concentrate on preparing for his last season of high school basketball with the Campus Colts.