« Men’s Basketball 2014-15

Reece Chamberlain

School

Belmont

Position
Guard
Major
Finance & Marketing

Classroom

Since coming to Belmont, Chamberlain has added to the longstanding tradition of high academic achievement for the men’s basketball program. The 6-1 guard currently holds a 3.50 cumulative grade-point average in his chosen double major of finance and marketing. Including his redshirt freshman season, the Goodlettsville, Tenn., native has earned Academic All-Conference honors four consecutive years. The first two years came in the Atlantic Sun Conference, and the last two years were included as part of the Ohio Valley Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll. Chamberlain was named to the NABC Honors Court in 2013 and 2014, and he has also earned placement on the Belmont University Dean’s List.

Character

Chamberlain is the unquestioned heart and soul of the Belmont basketball program. Named the team captain in 2013 and 2014, Chamberlain battled through a broken bone in his foot last Novemeber to return to action in less than three weeks. One of the most respected players in the Ohio Valley Conference for his hard-nosed yet respectful play, Chamberlain was a leading figure in Belmont University receiving the 2013-14 OVC Institutional Sportsmanship Award. Chamberlain lends his basketball gifts as a regular volunteer and team leader at area Special Olympics events. Chamberlain was recently chosen to represent Belmont University Athletics as a spokesperson in a university-wide Vision 2020 promotional campaign.

Community

Chamberlain is extremely active in community service projects and civic engagement. For the last two years, he has taken part in Belmont University Athletics’ Sports Evangelism mission trip to Haiti. He and other teammates spent a week working with indigenous leaders on infrastructural improvement projects, empowerment through education and sharing the gospel message. For the last three years. Chamberlain has served as a mentor for the Best Buddies program, forging lasting friendships with people with developmental disabilities. Chamberlain is also an active volunteer at the Nashville Rescue Mission, serving meals and cleaning the dining area. He is an activities leader at a Nashville area elementary school and leads games and helps students with reading and homework assignments. Chamberlain takes part in Belmont Basketball’s annual Christmas Angels initiative to donate Christmas gifts to children in the Nashville area.

Competition

Chamberlain has played a central role in Belmont’s status as one of the top mid-major men’s basketball programs in the country. During his first three years, Chamberlain helped Belmont win 79 games, three conference regular season championships and two conference tournament championships, as well as earning two NCAA Tournament appearances and one Postseason NIT appearance. In 2013-14, Chamberlain ranked among the OVC leaders in scoring, total assists, assists per game, free throw percentage and steals. The point guard also made the game-winning assist in Belmont’s memorable 83-80 victory at North Carolina Nov. 17, 2013.