FTTH: Justin Coleman Spotlight

KETTERING, Ohio -- Shortly after a win at the Flyin' To The Hoop, Justin Coleman, a top 25 prospect, spoke with Scout.com about transitioning to a new school and his recruitment.

Justin Coleman is adjusting to a new experience.

A top 25 talent, Coleman packed up and left his home in Virginia to head to Huntington (W.V.) Prep, to finish his high school career.

"It's getting me ready for college," the 6-foot-4, 190-pound wing said. "This was something I was going to have to do eventually, so I my as well do it now."

One of Coleman's main reasons for heading to Huntington Prep was to get his academics in order. He said, so far he's taking care of business.

"School is going really well," he said. "I've got tutors and no one is my classes but the basketball team."

To go with being away from home, Coleman is also adjusting to playing his natural position in high school. He's not used to playing alongside so many post players during the high school season.

"It's been an experience," Coleman said. "I'm not used to playing with a team this big. Usually during school basketball I'm the biggest person, so it's been nice playing the wing."

On the recruiting front, Coleman had a handful of programs that have offered.

"I have a lot of good schools contacting me," he said. "Louisville, Kentucky, South Florida, Providence and Arkansas."

"It's still wide open right now," Coleman added. "I don't want to make any decision too soon."

Coleman recently visited Louisville with his teammate Gorgui Dieng. The visit was an unofficial for a game.

"It was nice," he said. "They had a good atmosphere. They sell out every game, so that's always good."

Going forward, Coleman said he hopes to visit Connecticut and Arkansas in the near future.

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