Quick Guard Performs Well at Barbee's Camp

Class of 2014 basketball prospect Justin Coleman discusses his camp at Auburn and recruiting.

Birmingham, Ala.--One of the most impressive performers at Auburn's one-day basketball camp is a quick point guard who is expected to be one of the top in-state prospects in the 2014 signee class.

Justin Coleman, who transferred to 5A power Wenonah during his sophomore season, will be eligible to play for his new team in December this year.

Although not a big player at 5-10, 155 pounds, he stands out in a crowd on a basketball court. Despite only playing part of his sophomore season at John Carroll High School before moving to the 2012 state champion team at Wenonah, he already has major college scholarship offers.

"Auburn, Murray State, Alabama, UAB, Tennessee and Kansas State have offered me," Coleman said.

On Saturday in Auburn he put on a good show for the coaches with his quickness and passing ability to stand out at a camp full of good players.

"My quickness and my ball-handling are my strengths," said Coleman, who also noted he is a good scorer. "I was averaging 21 points per game when I transferred," he said.

Commenting on his visit to Auburn, he said, "The camp was good. I really like the facilities. They are really nice and everything. I think I got better playing against the good competition."

He noted that one of the things he is working on this summer is improving his strength. "I am trying to do that to get ready for college," said Coleman, who added that he prefers to play an up-tempo style of basketball. "I like to run and gun."

Asked what will be his major factors in choosing a college, he said, "My relationship with the coaches and how I fit in with the school."

Next on the agenda for the point guard is the AAU season. He will be playing with the Birmingham Ice.


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