Wayne  Chism

4Wayne Chism


Jackson, Tenn.

High School:
Bolivar Central

Height / Weight:
6-9 / 246


2009-10 (Senior)
Earned first-team All-SEC honors (coaches) and also was named to the NCAA Tournament All-Midwest Region Team ... Also selected to the USBWA All-District IV Team and was a second-team NABC All-District 21 selection ... The only four-year senior on Tennessee's roster, he led the Vols in scoring (12.6 ppg), rebounding (7.2 rpg) and blocks (1.3 bpg) while ranking second on the team in minutes played (27.0) and steals (1.1 spg) ... Finished his career as the school's all-time career leader in game played (142), wins (104), NCAA Tournament game played (11), NCAA Tournament wins (7) and rebounds in the NCAA Tournament (57) ... Also finished ranked second in Tennessee history in blocked shots (152), fifth in rebounds (930), tied for fifth in games started (119) and 12th in scoring (1,608) ... He made more 3-point shots during his career than any other post player in program history (131) ... Tennessee won all eight games in which he recorded a double-double ... A solid defender with great feet, he was second on the team with 18 charges drawn ... Averaged a team-best 13.4 points and 7.9 rebounds in SEC play ... Led UT to its first-ever NCAA Elite Eight appearance with a 22-point, 11-rebound performance in the win over fifth-ranked Ohio State in the Sweet Sixteen (3/26/10; the third Sweet Sixteen appearance of his career) ... Totaled 16 points and 15 rebounds in Tennessee's SEC Tournament quarterfinal win over Ole Miss (3/12/10) ... Scored a career-high 30 points in the rout of South Carolina (2/6/10) ... Led the team in points (16), rebounds (11) and assists (3) as UT defeated Florida (1/31/10) for the sixth time in his career ... Went 10-for-10 at the free-throw line and scored 26 points in a career-high 41 minutes during UT's overtime win over Ole Miss (1/16/10) ... Recorded 18 points, six assists, five steals and three blocks in the win over Charlotte (1/6/10) ... Had 15 points and nine boards in the win at Memphis (12/31/09) ... Was named to the Paradise Jam All-Tournament Team after scoring 24 points in UT's one-point loss to sixth-ranked Purdue in the tournament title game (11/23/09).

2008-09 (Junior)
Was named second-team All-SEC by the league's coaches and also earned a spot on the SEC Tournament All-Tournament Team ... Played in all 34 games and drew a starting assignment in 31 contests ... Led the Vols in rebounding with 8.0 per game (fifth in the SEC) and ranked second on the team with 13.7 points per game (15th in the SEC) ... Also led the Vols with 34 blocked shots ... Entered the season as a 57-percent free-throw shooter but shot 72 percent (96-134) from the foul line while setting career-highs for makes and attempts ... Shot 47 percent from the floor and 32 percent from 3-point range ... Ended the season tied with Ernie Grunfeld for 15th place on UT's career rebounding list (664) ... Recorded seven double-doubles while leading the Vols in scoring 11 times and rebounding 18 times ... Led the team with 26 points and 11 rebounds while leading UT to a neutral-site win over Marquette (12/16/08) ... Tied a school record and set a career-high with six blocked shots at Kansas (1/3/09) ... His 19 rebounds vs. Gonzaga (1/7/09) were a career-high and the most by any SEC player all season ... Became the 41st member of Tennessee's 1,000-point club with a 19-point effort at Ole Miss (2/18/09) ... Scored a career-high 27 points vs. Auburn in the SEC Tournament semifinals (3/14/09) while making a career-high 10 field goals and tying his career-high with four 3-pointers made ... Averaged 19.0 points and 7.7 rebounds in UT's three SEC Tournament games while leading the Vols to their first championship game appearance since 1991 ... Sustained a broken left thumb two days before UT's NCAA Tournament game against Oklahoma State but played in the game and scored 11 points while pulling down six boards (3/20/09).

2007-08 (Sophomore)
Named to the SEC Community Service Team ... Started 34 of 36 games on the season ... Ranked second on the team with 5.8 rebounds per game and fourth with 9.9 points ... In SEC games averaged 9.8 points and ranked 10th in the league with 6.7 rebounds ... 49 blocks on the season rank in a tie for sixth on UT's single-season charts ... His 6.7 rebounds per conference game ranked tenth in the league ... Ranked eighth in the SEC with 1.36 blocks per game ... 13.7 points and 5.3 rebounds in the NCAA Tournament were second on the team ... In five postseason games (SEC and NCAA tournaments), averaged 15.0 points on 59.6 percent shooting and 5.0 rebounds ... Scored in double figures 16 times and in four of Tennessee's five postseason contests ... Had career marks with 23 points and five blocks in leading the Vols to a quarterfinal win over South Carolina (3/14/08) at the SEC Tournament ... Scored 17 points and grabbed seven rebounds vs. West Virginia (11/23/07) ... Posted a double-double with 18 points and a career-high 18 rebounds against 16th-ranked Vanderbilt (1/17/08) ... Put up 16 points and pulled down nine boards at Georgia (2/16/08) ... Played his best defensive game of the season at No. 1 Memphis (2/23/08), holding the Tigers to just 16 points in the paint and Joey Dorsey to just one point ... Hit two free-throws to seal an SEC title for the Vols at Florida (3/5/08).

2006-07 (Freshman)
Unanimous selection to the SEC All-Freshman Team as selected by the league's coaches ... Led the Vols with 5.2 rebounds and was fourth on the squad with 9.1 points per game ... Recorded three double-doubles on the season ... Led all SEC freshmen with 5.2 rebounds and ranked fourth with 9.1 points per game ... Was named the SEC Freshman of the Week (Feb. 12) after having a career-high 12 rebounds to go with 17 points in recording his third career double-double against 23rd-ranked Vanderbilt (2/10/07) ... Earned 18 starting assignments and, when not in the starting lineup, was the first Vol off the bench 15 times ... In 10 games against ranked opponents, averaged 10.9 points and 4.9 rebounds while shooting 50.6 percent from the field and 40.6 percent (13-of-32) from 3-point range ... Averaged 9.7 points on 52.9 percent shooting in three NCAA Tournament games ... With 11 points and 11 rebounds against Coppin State (11/19/06), became the first Tennessee freshman to record a double-double since Vincent Yarbrough had 22 points and 11 rebounds against Georgia on Jan. 20, 1999 ... Helped hold LSU's Glen Davis to his lowest scoring output in 72 games when he held him to five points on 2-of-10 shooting (2/6/07) ... Scored a career-high 19 points on 7-of-9 shooting from the field to go with six rebounds at No. 1 Florida (2/3/07) ... Had nine points and six rebounds in 14 minutes against 15th-ranked Oklahoma State (12/18/06) ... Registered a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds against South Carolina (1/20/07) ... Scored 18 points to go with eight rebounds in the win over Texas (12/23/06).

High School
Rivals.com four-star prospect and No. 34 overall player in the nation among the Class of 2006 ... Rated by Bob Gibbons as the No. 2 center at the Reebok ABCD Camp behind only 7-footer Greg Oden ... Rated No. 17 nationally among power forwards by ScoutHoops.com ... Tennessee Mr. Basketball finalist ... McDonald's All-America nominee ... Participated in the 2006 Derby Classic in Louisville, Ky. ... Averaged 16.1 points and 10.6 rebounds as a senior ... Led the Tigers to a 29-11 record and the quarterfinals of the Class AA state tournament as a senior ... Averaged 13.6 points, 10 rebounds, seven blocks and 2.2 assists per game as a junior ... Led Bolivar to a 29-5 record and a Class AA state title in 2005 ... Played freshman and sophomore seasons for Jackson South Side HS where he led the Hawks to a runner-up finish at the Class AA state tournament in 2004 ... Part of the Memphis Pump-n-Run AAU team that won the Real Deal on the Hill tournament in 2005 ... Named the top surprise at the Reebok ABCD Camp in New Jersey by basketball analyst Bob Gibbons ... Guarded Greg Oden in the championship game of the Real Deal on the Hill tournament ... Coached by Rick Rudesill at Bolivar Central HS.

Born: June 16, 1987, in Jackson, Tenn. ... Full name: Devon Dwayne Chism ... Parent is Ernestine Perkins ... Academic major: Africana studies ... Recipient of the Larry Pratt Athletic Scholarship Endowment and the LoJac Athletic Scholarship Endowment.

Career Statistics

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