Coleman taking a closer look

Recruiting hasn't been at the forefront of Jalen Coleman's mind recently, but he is beginning to take a closer look.

Four-star shooting guard Jalen Coleman is adjusting to a new AAU team, and so far that seems to be going well. The La Porte (Ind.) La Lumiere product is suiting up with All-Ohio Red this spring and summer on the AAU circuit, and college coaches will no doubt be tracking his every move.

"My high school season went well," Coleman explained. "I feel like I progressed as the year went on, and as a team we got better on the court and also we got closer off the court and that is good since almost all of us will be back next year."

In terms of his game specifically, Coleman feels he is growing as a player.

"I feel like I am seeing the game better," said Coleman. "I am understanding my teammates better and altering my game some, and I am definitely thinking the game more."

Recruiting wise numerous schools continue to Chase Coleman hard on the trail.

"Michigan, Michigan State, Indiana, Notre Dame, Illinois, Purdue, basically just all of the schools that offered are coming out and watching me," said Coleman.

Michigan is a school that has been after Coleman for a while, and he says he likes how the staff has worked with guards over the past few seasons.

"I definitely look at their development and I really like that," said Coleman. "Nik Stauskas and Trey Burke really developed in that program and they play at a good pace. They play both slow and fast, and I really like it."

Notre Dame is a school that Coleman is very familiar with. South Bend is located only about 30 minutes from La Porte, and that has allowed Coleman to get to know the campus and the coaches.

"I like Notre Dame's offensive sets as far as how shooters come off of screens and their ball movement," explained Coleman. "I also like their academics and their coaching staff, and I think I would fit in real well at that school."

Another school very much in the mix is Michigan State. The Spartans have been all over Coleman from day one, and he likes the situation in East Lansing.

"They go to a Final Four almost every four years and that speaks for itself in terms of player development and how good of coaches they are," explained Coleman. "Also they have sent a lot of players to the NBA and I just like the whole program."

Until recently Coleman hasn't been paying too close of attention to his recruitment. However he says now he is beginning to really study all of his options and is working to figure out which place is best for him.

"Right now I have been looking closer at the schools," explained Coleman. "I haven't been at home to discuss things with my parents, but when I finish school I will definitely do that, and hopefully narrow things down."

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