Coleman has interest in Notre Dame

INDIANAPOLIS - 2015 shooting guard Jalen Coleman of La Porte (Ind.) La Lumiere discusses his recruitment at the Adidias Invitational, including what schools his father keeps in touch with most and why he likes Notre Dame.

It will be hard to find a more mature rising junior on the court than the No. 8 ranked shooting guard in the 2015 class, Jalen Coleman. He's receiving interest from top programs across the country due to his versatility in knocking down shots and his ability to ball handle when called upon. Coleman is transferring from Indianapolis' Cathedral to prep school La Lumiere in La Porte, Indiana for his last two years of high school, and he spoke about his transfer and recruitment after helping lead his AAU team, Indiana Elite, to victory in the Adidas Invitational.

"It's (La Lumiere) two and a half hours away from home, so it will show me if I want distance when I go to college, or if I want to stay close to home," Coleman said. "I think it's really going to prepare me for college and give me a better feel for what it's going to be like next year."

Coleman is continuting to add impressive offers to his repertoire. His most recent offers have come from Memphis and Arizona.

"I don't have any main schools [on the list of favorites]," Coleman said. "I'm hearing a lot from Indiana, Purdue, Notre Dame, Illinois, Ohio State, Memphis, Arizona, Providence, and some from UCLA, Michigan State and Florida."

Coleman says he's not the one doing the talking, but rather his dad speaks with the college coaches on a normal basis.

"No, I don't talk with the coaches at all," Coleman said. "My dad does all the talking with all of the schools. I don't even have a phone."

"I don't think I have anything immediate planned right now [to visit anywhere]," Coleman added. "In the future, I want to get out to UCLA."

Coleman says the Irish are on the list because of the proximity to home, outstanding academics and good competition Notre Dame's schedule will provide.

"Notre Dame has great academics, and they're a great school," Coleman said. "I know that if I go there I'll be set for life after basketball. They have a great business program, which is what I want to do."

Coleman is a four-star prospect and is ranked as the No. 8 shooting guard in the class of 2015. Top Stories