New Canaan’s Chandonnet Headed for the NCAA Division III Men’s Basketball Tourney

Former New Canaan Rams basketball player Claude Chandonnet is headed to the NCAA Division III Men’s Basketball Tournament. The 2015 NCHS grad and Rams captain is a freshman shooting guard for the Denison University Big Red, who stunned the D-3 basketball world this past weekend by defeating perennial conference powerhouses Wittenberg, Ohio Wesleyan and Wooster to win the North Coast Athletic Conference title for an automatic qualifier in the NCAA’s. “At the start of the season we had meetings every week talking about what we were fighting for and what we wanted to leave for the season,” Chandonnet told “When the season started we decided we wanted to leave a legacy.”

And what a legacy it was. After and up-and-down regular season that saw the Big Red go 14-11, Denison pulled off an 81-75 win over Wittenberg in the quarterfinals before matching up against Ohio Wesleyan, the top seed in the NCAC and the No.