|| Chevon Troutman
An All-Star candidate, Chevon Troutman is a tough, talented rebounder, athletic defender, gifted offensive player and fierce competitor who plays with passion. Troutman is the ultimate team player, a student-athlete who contributes the unselfish and unnoticed intangibles. Last year he emerged a low-post defensive stopper and continued his valuable shooting and rebounding. He has contributed primarily in the low-post but also can play on the perimeter. He has great hands, is a physical player, makes good on-court decisions and displays outstanding work ethic and attitude. Look for Troutman to put it all together in 2004-05. Last year he averaged 9.8 points and 6.2 rebounds per game and ranked among team leaders in a variety of statistics. As a sophomore, Troutman was a dynamic force off the bench who led the Panthers in both rebounding and field goal percentage while ESPN analyst Dick Vitale included him among the nation's top sixth men. He emerged as a key contributor in the latter half of his freshman season and carried that success over to the 2002-03 campaign. Troutman has a bright future at Pittsburgh and beyond.
Currently holds and is challenging the school's career field goal percentage record as he has put together back-to-back outstanding shooting seasons and owns a .656 percentage (335-511) from the floor...Approaching 1,000-career point mark...Holds school's field goal percentage records for sophomore and junior seasons...Ranked second among team leaders in rebounding in 2003-04 (6.2) and led the Panthers with 5.1 rebounds per game in 2002-03...Career numbers include 8.3 points, 4.4 rebounds per game and a shooting percentage of .656 (335-511), which would easily break the school's career record (.538, Brian Shorter, 1988-91)...Emerged as a key contributor at the end of the 2001-02 season.
Started 34 of 35 games played on year...Led squad in field goal percentage (65.4%) for the second consecutive season, ranked second on sqaud in rebounding (6.2 rpg), third in assists (66) and third in steals (42)...Concluded an outstanding shooting season, converting 65.4 percent of his field goals on the year (136-208)...Earned Coaches Award at team banquet for outstanding attitude...Led team in rebounding 12 different times and scoring three times on the year...Led team in both field goal percentage (60.0/12-20) and rebounding (8.3 rpg.) and averaged 10.0 points per game in three NCAA Tournament games...Pulled down a game-high eight rebounds and scored eight points (4-8 FG) in NCAA Tournament "Sweet Sixteen" action vs. Oklahoma State, 3/25...Grabbed a career-high 14 rebounds (five offensive, nine defensive), scored nine points, blocked two shots in 34 minutes of an NCAA Tournament Second Round game vs. Wisconsin, 3/21...Scored 13 points (5-5 FG) in 27 minutes before fouling out of NCAA Tournament First Round game vs. UCF, 3/19...Registered eight points, a career-high six steals and six rebounds in Big East semifinal vs. Boston College, 3/12...Scored 12 points (5-6 FG) with six rebounds in 31 minutes of Big East quarterfinal vs. Virginia Tech, 3/11...Led squad with 17 points (6-12 FG) with seven rebounds and a career-high tying four steals vs. Villanova, 3/6...Scored 23 points, was perfect from the free throw line(5-5), pulled down a game high seven rebounds, had four assists, two steals and a blocked shot in the win at Providence, 3/2...In 31 minutes made a key free throw with just three seconds left in the game to send it to overtime vs. Syracuse, 2/29...Scored 13 points (5-6 FG) with eight rebounds in 35 minutes and scored on a go-ahead tipin basket in 35 minutes at Georgetown, 2/24...Led Panthers with 15 points (4-6 FGM), pulled down seven rebounds with a career-high three blocked shots in win at West Virginia, 2/21...Registered fourth career double-double with 10 points (5-10 FG) and 11 rebounds along with three blocked shots in a career-high 43 minutes at Seton Hall, 2/9...Finished with nine points (3-3 FG) and three assists at Notre Dame, 2/7...Scored 11 points (5-8 FG) with eight rebounds in 26 minutes vs. St. John's, 2/4...Pulled down game-high eight rebounds and added six points vs. Boston College, 1/28...Registered third career double-double with 12 points (5-8 FG) and 11 rebounds including a career-high seven offensive rebounds in 30 minutes at Syracuse, 1/24... Scored five points with eight rebounds in 31 minutes at Connecticut, 1/19...Pulled down eight rebounds and scored five points in a home win over Rutgers, 1/17...Grabbed six rebounds and scored 10 points in a home win over Notre Dame, 1/12...Finished with 10 points (5-5 FG) and registered three steals and three assists in 41 minutes played of a double overtime win at Miami, 1/10...Scored 18 points (6-8 FG), hit 6-7 free throws and dished out a career-high six assists vs. William & Mary, 1/3...Pulled down 10 rebounds and scored seven points vs. New Hampshire, 12/27...Missed the Murray State game on 12/20 with a groin pull...Scored 11 points with seven rebounds vs. Georgetown College (Ky.), 12/15...Scored 14 points (5-7 FG) with eight rebounds vs. Youngstown State, 12/13...Registered career-high tying 12 rebounds and scored nine points vs. Albany, 11/28...Finished with 11 points and seven rebounds vs. Robert Morris, 11/26...Scored 18 points, hit all eight of his field goal attempts (8-8) vs. St. Francis (Pa.), 11/22...Scored 13 points with six rebounds in season opener vs. Alabama at Coaches vs. Cancer Classic, 11/14.
An All-Big East Third Team selection by league coaches as only a sophomore and despite not being a starter...named to Dick Vitale's All-Rolaids Team (nation's best sixth man)...Earned team rebounding award and coaches award for outstanding attitude and work ethic at team awards banquet...Concluded year shooting .718 (135-188) on season, a mark that easily would have led the nation in field goal percentage with at least 5.0 FGM per game (he had just 4.35 FGM per game)...Led team in rebounding (5.1), ranked second on squad in scoring (11.0)...averaged 12.0 points, shot 71.6 percent from the floor, led team with a 6.0 rebounds per game average in Big East contests...Scored in double figures in 18-of-31 games played on season including four straight double figure games from 11/30-12/14 and seven consecutive from 1/18-2/15...Pulled down at least five rebounds in 17-of-31 games on season...Scored 15 points (6-7 FG) with five rebounds in 34 minutes in NCAA Sweet Sixteen action vs. Marquette, 3/27...Registered near double-double with 10 points and nine rebounds in NCAA Tournament Second Round vs. Indiana, 3/23...Scored 12 points (5-8 FG), pulled down four rebounds in Big East Championship final vs. Connecticut, 3/15...Missed two games (Villanova, 3/9, Providence, 3/13) due to right ankle sprain but returned to action for 14 minutes in Big East Championship semifinal vs. Boston College...Pulled down seven rebounds in Seton Hall win, 3/5...Second career double double with 13 points and 10 rebounds over Connecticut, 3/2...Scored 10 points with four rebounds vs. Rutgers, 2/22...Finished with seven points, game-high nine rebounds and career-high five assists in 30 minutes as a starter at Georgetown, 2/18...Scored 12 points (3-4 FG) and hit 6-8 free throws at Seton Hall, 2/15...Had 13 points and went 3-3 from the free-throw line in West Virginia win 2/12...scored 16 points (6-6 FGA), hit 4-5 free throws, pulled down eight rebounds and finished with four steals at Notre Dame, 2/9...Scored 12 points and pulled down eight rebounds in a valuable performance vs. Providence, 2/4...Hit 14 consecutive field goals from 1/25-2/4...Scored a team-high 16 points on 6-6 shooting and grabbed five rebounds before fouling out at Syracuse, 2/1...Scored a team-high 20 points, including 19 in the second half on solid 5-5 shooting and 10-10 from the free-throw line vs. Georgetown, 1/25...Scored career-high 23 points on 10-12 shooting with four rebounds in a career-high 31 minutes vs. Syracuse, 1/18...Scored nine points (4-5 FG) with six rebounds at Rutgers, 1/12...Registered first career double-double with 12 points (6-8 FGA) and a career-high 12 rebounds vs. Notre Dame, 1/6...Scored career-high 24 points on career-high 11 field goals (11-12) and pulled down six rebounds in start vs. Robert Morris, 1/4...Also made first nine shots before missing a jumper and had 19 points at halftime...Scored seven points and registered nine rebounds at Georgia, 12/31...Scored nine points vs. George Mason, 12/28...Achieved near double-double with 10 points and nine rebounds at Rhode Island, 12/21...Scored 14 points on 7 of 8 shooting in 29 minutes and start vs. Southeastern Louisiana, 12/14...Scored 10 points, grabbed four rebounds at Penn State, 12/7...Scored 14 points on 7 of 8 shooting vs. Norfolk State, 12/3...Scored career-high 15 points, grabbed seven rebounds vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff, 11/30...Hauled in seven rebounds in season opener vs. Duquesne, 11/23.
After redshirting his true freshman season, emerged as a valuable contributor in the second half of 2001-02...Contributions elevated significantly over the final 16 games of the season...Emerged at the tail end of the 2001-02 and averaged 8.0 points and 5.6 rebounds over the season's last 10 games...Started four and played in 29 games...Two of his starts came in Pittsburgh's final two NCAA Tournament games...Averaged 5.3 points and 3.5 rebounds on the year...Played a key role in Pittsburgh's advance to the NCAA Tournament's Sweet 16...
Earned a starting role in the second round win over California, marking just his third start of the year...Registered fourth double-figure scoring effort of the season with 11 points vs. California while also grabbing seven rebounds...Had eight points and a career high three blocks in the first-round win over Central Connecticut State... Contributed a solid effort in the Panthers' run to the title game of the Big East Championship...Registered a career-high four steals in the double-overtime loss to Connecticut (3/9) in the title game...Chipped in four points and five rebounds in the 76-71 victory over Miami (3/8) in the semifinals...Tallied a career-high 15 points in just 23 minutes of play in the quarterfinal win over Boston College (3/7)...Connected on 7-of-11 shots against the Eagles and added six rebounds in the 76-62 victory...Had several highlight-reel moves in the Panthers' regular-season finale vs. West Virginia (3/2)...scored 10 points in just 13 minutes of play to help Pittsburgh's second-half onslaught...Hit 4-of-5 shots from the field and two free throws...Stepped up big in the overtime win at Seton Hall (2/26) and played a then season-high 21 minutes...Was a perfect 4 for 4 from the field in the game for nine points while grabbing four rebounds...Was a key contributor in the win over Rutgers (2/21)...In just 13 minutes of play had eight points, seven rebounds and two blocks...Sat out the WVU game (2/16) with an abdominal strain...Was a spark off the bench in the win at Syracuse (2/10)...Chipped in six points and grabbed seven rebounds vs. the Orangemen...had 12 points and added seven rebounds in the loss at Notre Dame (1/30)...Chipped in a then career-high nine points in the Panthers' second win over Georgetown (1/26)...Also helped spark the 68-67 win at Georgetown...Anchored the middle of the Panthers' zone defense that frustrated the Hoyas in the second half...Played 19 minutes in the game and scored eight points with four rebounds and two assists...Earned a start at forward in the first two games of the season vs. Morgan State and Northern Arizona...Had eight points vs. St. Francis (Pa.)...recorded a career high nine rebounds vs. Savannah State...Had four points, three rebounds and two assists in the opener...Also added two steals.
Troutman received a redshirt during the 2000-01 season.
A 2000 graduate of Williamsport Area High School in Williamsport, Pa., where he was coached by Mike Bailey and Matt Johnson...Associated Press Big School first-team All-State selection as a center...Named Pennsylvania's first "Mr. Basketball" in 2000 by pasportsfever.com, in a poll of fans, media and coaches...Concluded career with a school-record 1,563 points and 1,128 rebounds...Earned Most Valuable Player honors at the annual Born2Run Classic as he had 21 points, 10 rebounds, two blocked shots and four assists in leading the Pennsylvania All-Stars to a 100-68 victory over Team USA...Tabbed the 10th-best rebounder in the nation by The Sporting News...Named all-state as a junior, averaging 18.6 points and 13.5 rebounds...Led Williamsport Area to the AAAA championship...Grabbed a career-high 37 rebounds in a game against Bishop Hannon.
Born Chevon Stephen Ray Troutman on November 25, 1981 in Williamsport, Pa....Son of Steve and Gayann Troutman...Has four brothers (Shawn Johnson, Albert Johnson, Tony Troutman and Michael Troutman) and three sisters (Gayann Johnson, Jatoya Troutman and Alexis Troutman)...Has a tattoo on his left biceps in the form of a cross with the insignia "only the strong survive"...His high school coach, Mike Bailey, also coached Philadelphia 76ers guard Allen Iverson in high school...Nickname is "Chevy" but prefers to be called Chevon...Chose Pittsburgh over Duquesne, Massachusetts and LaSalle...Majors in communication rhetoric.