Coleman plans visit

Four-star Jalen Coleman is expected to make an unofficial visit this weekend.

Four-star class of 2015 wing Jalen Coleman has been very solid so far for Indianapolis (Ind.) Cathedral. With senior Collin Hartman missing most of the season with a variety of injuries, all the pressure has been put on Coleman to be the scoring star, and so far he has responded.

Coleman poured in 19 points during a big win over rival Brebuef, and for him he was happy to come home with the victory.

"We played our game," said Coleman. "We had a few downs, but we found a way to win and that is what good teams do."

Always known as an excellent shooter, Coleman is showing a bit more ability off the dribble this season, and especially showed it against Brebuef.

"The coaches have been telling me with my athletic ability I am capable of being more than just a shooter," explained Coleman. "I have been doing it consistently in practice and now it is starting to come during games."

Recruiting wise schools such as Illinois, Indiana, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Cincinnati, and Purdue have all offered Coleman a scholarship. Other interest has come from Michigan, Michigan State, Butler, Louisville, and others.

At this point Coleman hasn't visited anyone this season, though that is likely to change very soon.

"I know I am going to try to go to the Louisville and Kentucky game on the 29th," said Coleman. "There are a lot of other games I would like to see, but it is tough with our schedule. Since I haven't been to Louisville yet I definitely want to check them out."

Currently Coleman lives in Indianapolis, but he is very familiar with the Louisville area.

"That's my hometown," said Coleman of Louisville. "That is where I am from so I know Louisville, and as far as the rivalry I know a lot about it. It will be good to see that game."

One school that hasn't yet offered but will offer on June 15 is Michigan. Coleman says he is keeping in close contact with the Wolverines staff.

"Michigan, I talk a lot with their coaches," said Coleman. "They have a good coaching staff and I talk to them at least twice a month which is pretty good for me since I don't talk a lot on the phone."

Purdue is another team that has been extremely active in recruiting Coleman.

"I always talk about Purdue with my coaches," said Coleman. "Also their coaching staff knows a lot of my family and their coaches know a lot of people around the area which is a good thing."

For now Coleman is trying to find out as much about each school as he can, though he is in absolutely no hurry to make a decision.

"I'm just trying to analyze each school and see what I like and what the schools can do for me after basketball as well as when I am there playing," Coleman explained. "I have a lot of time to think about it though."

Currently Coleman is seen as the No. 22 prospect in the 2015 class.


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