Evaluation: Unlike most high school big men in the country, Coleman has the strength and post-scoring ability that is already good enough for the college ranks. He has good hands and footwork that a big man needs and is surprisingly athletic for his 6’8, 280-pound frame. His shot-blocking ability is also solid for size and length and he has good arc and touch on his hook shots. Some things Coleman needs to work on include his mid-range game (which could give him the ultimate offensive game if developed) and his defensive post-game. He also needs to make sure he doesn’t put on too much more weight and stays in shape, but I’ve been impressed with his improved conditioning recently. His size, rebounding and post-play reminds me of former North Carolina star Sean May, too.
Notes: Committed to Syracuse October 26, 2011
Awards: 2012 McDonald’s All-American, 2012 Jordan Brand Classic participant, 2012 All-American Championship participant, 2011 All-American Championship participant
Stats: Senior– 25.5 ppg, 15 rpg and two blocks