Pack Expressing Early Interest in Coleman

HAMPTON, VA -- The great thing about early spring events like the Boo Williams Invitational is that there are always a few breakout players.

One guy stepping up and seizing the opportunity over the weekend was Gerard Coleman. A class of 2010 prospect, Coleman is a 6-3 lefty shooting guard from Tilton (NH) School who stood out in Hampton playing for BABC.

A confident scorer who can get to the bucket, Coleman also shot the ball well from deep despite mentioning his jumper as an area that he'd like to improve.

"My strength is going to the basket off the dribble," said Coleman. "My outside shot could use a little more work so I'm working on that, just getting in the gym."

While he's relatively unknown, a few schools have started to recruit the Boston area native. Florida State has been in contact and Rhode Island offered last July, Coleman also said that North Carolina State has been involved early.

"They actually invited me to come watch them play some time," said Coleman of the Wolfpack. "They were up in Boston so I went to watch them play. I got to talk with one of the assistants, It was good to see them play."

As it turns out, Coleman is from the same neighborhood as current Pack player Farnold Degand so he's been watching closely.

"He's from the same neighborhood as me," said Coleman. "We talk some and he seems to like it there."

According to Coleman he's still very early in the process and hasn't even started to put much thought into selecting a school or picking favorites. He's just trying to use his time with BABC to build his exposure and is just starting to figure out what he's looking for in a school and plans to take his time with his decision.

"I want a good academic school so that if basketball doesn't work out. I want something to fall back on," said Coleman. "I'm probably going to weigh my options for a while. I'm not going to just jump into one thing."


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