East Coast Swingman Continues To Sizzle

Reporter Mike Sullivan has an update from head coach Paul Gripper, whose Team Phenom AAU program has had a tremendous summer thus far playing in the key tournaments ... Gripper speaks highly of guard Devin Coleman ...

Devin Coleman, a 6-foot-3, 180-pound shooting guard/small forward from Friends Central High School in Wynnewood, Penn., continues to have a sizzling summer on the AAU circuit. Gripper spoke to us from an event in Las Vegas and gave us an update on his talented guard.

"He scored 31 points to help us advance in the ADIDAS 64," said Gripper, who coaches the 16 and under Team Phenom boy's AAU team. "He's doing a great job scoring from all spots on the floor."

Gripper previously expressed satisfaction in Coleman's ability to score from deep as well. "Defenders have to play him honestly," he said.


Devin dropped in 24 points, grabbed four rebounds, and had two assists to help Team Phenom claim a 76-59 victory at the West Virginia Jamfest.

Below is a previously detailed report on it:

1. Made the all tournament team at the Bob Gibbons Memorial Day Classic held in North Carolina.

2. Selected to the all tourney team at the Southern Invitational in Charlottesville, Virginia.

3. Honored with being named to the all tournament team at the Pitt Jamfest.

4. Named to the 2009 Reebok Summer Classic All tournament team.

5. Named the MVP of the 16 and under event at the Reebok Summer Classic.

**Devin is currently averaging over 25 points a game for Gripper's AAU team.

Devin is just 16 years old and is making terrific progress in all aspects of his game. Several programs have already expressed serious interest including Siena, Marist, St. Joe's, La Salle, Temple, and Delaware.

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