Coleman remains open in process

Jalen Coleman is having an excellent junior season, and continues to rack up college interest while at La Lumiere School.

Four-star shooting guard Jalen Coleman is in the middle of a very strong junior season. The La Porte (Ind.) La Lumiere standout is shooting the ball as well as almost any player in the country, and college coaches continue to show big time attention.

"I think I have been playing well and I have been more consistent," said Coleman. "We are all chemistry wise doing a lot of good things, and I think as a team we are playing our best basketball."

Always known as a shooter, Coleman looks to have refined and diversified his game this season, showing more skill off the dribble as well as on the defensive end.

"I am working on not being one dimensional," said Coleman. "That helps not only me, but my teammates when I am a threat to dribble and pass, and not just shoot."

Recruiting wise Coleman is very early in the process, but he did note that schools such as Notre Dame, Michigan, Michigan State, Illinois, Purdue, Indiana, and others have been by to see him this year.

Michigan State is one school in specific that has put in a lot of time on the recruiting front with Coleman, and he thinks he could fit in well with the program.

"I like their system," said Coleman of the Spartans. "I feel like I could fit in well there. They let people go up the floor and push the ball, so I feel I could fit in right away there and it wouldn't be a tough transition from what we do here at La Lumiere."

Notre Dame is a little more than a half hour from the La Lumiere campus, and Coleman likes what the Irish have to offer.

"I haven't been there for a game yet," noted Coleman. "We did an event with their women's basketball team, but I haven't been there for a game. I haven't been there as much as I would like, but I do like the area and I like their style of play. Also they have good academics as well as good basketball."

The first school to offer Coleman was Indiana, they did so before his freshman season, and that is something that he will always remember.

"I still keep in my mind that they were the first team to offer me and they trusted my potential and that I would get better," noted Coleman. "I talk to some of the coaches and they have a good team."

Also a school he is familiar with is Michigan. He grew up watching he Wolverines, and Coleman has been to their campus before.

"Michigan is a team that I have always liked," Coleman explained. "I have been to campus and I like the school and the coaches a lot. I feel I could fit in with their style of play pretty easily as well."

For now Coleman remains open in the process and he isn't paying too close of attention to things, but he makes it clear that academics and basketball will play a role in his choice.

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