Grad Year: 1984
Year Inducted: 2003
Mike Chapman was an outstanding basketball player for the Anchormen from 1980-1984. He closed out his collegiate career with 1,723 career points and 832 career rebounds. At the time of his graduation, he was Rhode Island College’s second all-time leading scorer. Chapman, who currently ranks fifth all-time in scoring, is one of only six former players who amassed 1,000 or more career points and 800 or more career rebounds. He ranks sixth all-time with a career field goal percentage of .571.
Chapman helped the Anchormen to a 17-9 record as a senior in 1983-84, leading the squad in scoring and rebounding, averaging 16.1 ppg and 8.1 rpg. He averaged 17.9 ppg and 7.7 rpg as a junior in 1982-83, leading RIC to an 18-8 record and the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Championship.
A native of Queens, New York, Chapman was named Third Team All-City, was a three-time All-League selection and earned Ivy League MVP honors during his career at McBurney High School. McBurney captured the Ivy League Championship during Chapman’s junior year in 1978-79.
Chapman earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Rhode Island College in 1984. He is currently a youth coordinator with Church Avenue Merchants Block Association (C.A.M.B.A.) in New York.