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  David Chiotti

David Chiotti

Player Profile

Hometown:
San Jose, Calif.

High School:
St. Francis HS

Height / Weight:
6-9 / 245

Position:
Forward

Birthdate:
09/09/1984

Experience:
4L

  • 2006 2nd Team All-MWC
  • 2005 3rd Team All-MWC
  • 2004 Honorable Mention All-MWC

    General Information/Career
    Four-year standout and team captain as a senior • One of the top post players in the MWC • Led the team in FG% each year of his career...53.7% from the field for his career, ranks 10th all-time at UNM • Played in 118 games with 108 career starts, including 70 straight • 1,145 career points...Became the 23rd Lobo to break the 1,000-point barrier with 19 points at Wyoming...Ranks 20th on UNM's all-time scoring list...55 points behind teammate and roommate Mark Walters...Both players broke the 1,000-pt. mark at Wyoming • 612 career rebounds and is the ninth Lobo with 1,000 points and 600 rebounds in a career...Ranks 12th all-time at UNM • Last name is pronounced key-OH-tee.

    2005-06 Senior Season
    Earned 2nd Team All-MWC honors • Started all 30 games in the post • Averaged 11.8 ppg, second on the team, and a team-high 6.3 rpg • Had five double-doubles on the year • Continued to make his mark as one of the top post defenders in the league • Shot 52.0% from the field • 2005 Jim Thorpe Classic All-Tournament team • 2005 Comcast Lobo Invitational MVP.

    2004-05 Junior Season
    Named 3rd Team All-MWC • Started all 33 games in the post • Averaged 10.4 ppg and 5.1 rpg • Led the team with a 54.0 FG% • Shot 69.7% from the FT line • Recorded one double-double • The Lobos' best post defender, held Utah's Andrew Bogut to six first-half points in the MWC Tournament championship game • Earned the Most Inspirational award at the postseason banquet.

    2003-04 Sophomore Season
    Named honorable mention All-MWC • Started 25 of 27 games in the post • Averaged 12.5 ppg and 5.3 rpg • Led the team with a 54.8 FG% • Shot 70.4% from the FT line • Recorded three double-doubles • The Lobos' best post defender, usually drawing the opponent's top player • DNP at SDSU (2-1-04) due to a left ankle sprain he suffered in practice the night before.

    2002-03 Freshman Season
    Played in all 28 games with 20 starts, including the last 15 • Averaged 3.9 ppg, 4.0 rpg and 20.8 mpg in all games, but 4.9 ppg, 4.6 rpg and 26.8 mpg in the MWC • Had 59 points (26-43 FGs, 60%) and 41 rebounds in the last nine games, averages of 6.5 ppg and 4.6 rpg • Led the team in shooting (54.9 FG%) and he shot 57% in MWC contests • Second on the team with 16 blocks, including 11 in conference play.

    High School
    A 2002 graduate of St. Francis High School in San Jose, Calif., the same high school as the late Patrick Dennehy and former Lobo Senque Carey • Played with Dennehy during the 1999-2000 season, when Chiotti was a sophomore and Dennehy was a senior, but did not play with Carey • High school coach was Steve Filios • Averaged 17 points, 10 rebounds and nearly four blocks per game as a junior and senior • Helped lead St. Francis to the California Division II state championship game both years • Team won Central Coast Section and NorCal Championship in the process • Named first team all-conference and was the Division II NorCal player of the year • Top game was against Foothill in the NorCal tournament when he scored 23 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and blocked 8 shots • Underwent surgery after injuring his wrist playing football at the beginning of his sophomore year and missed the first half of the basketball season.

    Personal
    Born September 9, 1984 • Son of Gary and Madeline Chiotti • Full name is David Paul Chiotti • Has three older sisters: Tracy, Melissa and Anne • Graduate in May 2006 with a degree in Communications.

  • Wednesday, December 31
    5:00 PM - 
    Men's Basketball
    vs. Fresno State
    Saturday, January 03
    6:00 PM - 
    Men's Basketball
    vs. Colorado State (Alumni Day)
    Tuesday, January 06
    9:00 PM - 
    Men's Basketball
    at San Diego State
    Saturday, January 10
    7:00 PM - 
    Men's Basketball
    at Utah State
    Wednesday, January 14
    7:00 PM - 
    Men's Basketball
    vs. Air Force
    Sunday, January 18
    4:00 PM - 
    Men's Basketball
    vs. Boise State
    Wednesday, January 21
    9:00 PM - 
    Men's Basketball
    at UNLV
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