Prior to this past season Dwight Coleby transferred to Piney Woods School after playing high school ball in the Bahamas. While playing for Piney Woods' junior varsity team due to having to sit out his first season, he showcased his immense talent by scoring 18 points, 12 rebounds and 4 blocks per game.
Piney Woods head basketball coach Lemuel Jones saw enough to declare his player a candidate for the top player spot in next year's Mississippi's senior class.
"I wouldn't be surprised, due to Dwight's talent, if he winds up the best senior player in the state next year," said Jones.
And there definitely is a lot to like about the talented youngster.
"Dwight is about 6-9, 225, can really score around the block, can shoot 17-footers, and he is athletic for his size," said Jones. "He's got a chance to be really special."
Although just one year in the United States, he's already receiving a ton of recruiting attention.
"He is receiving interest from Marquette, Oklahoma, UTEP, Georgetown, Arkansas, Mississippi State," said Jones. "And West Virginia is supposed to be coming in to see him next week. Butler is supposed to come in before the end of the month. There are quite a few (schools interested). Everybody is calling."
During the AAU season, Dwight plays for the Arkansas Wings.
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