Area Prospect Has Solid Division One Looks

Reporter Mike Sullivan has a look at the individual game of talented East Coast prospect Devin Coleman, who has the ability to produce points ... we detail why there is such interest in his skill level ...

Devin Coleman, a 6-foot-3, 179-pound shooting guard/small forward from Friends Central High School in Wynnewood, Penn., comes off a solid summer and great play in local fall leagues, according to one of his AAU coaches, Paul Gripper of Team Phenom.

Coleman comes off a scorching an opponent for close to 40 points to help his team claim a league playoff game.

But it's more than this one particular game that has division one programs watching him closely.

Notre Dame has been one particular program watching his progress closely. But many schools in the Philadelphia area and along the East Coast are showing serious interest too.

They are: St. Joe's, St. Bonaventure, Delaware, Temple, Siena, Drexel, Georgia Tech, Massachusetts, Wisconsin, Penn State, Stanford, Georgetown, West Virginia, La Salle, Virginia, Seton Hall, and Florida State.

SOME HIGHLIGHTS OF DEVIN COLEMAN'S SUMMER: *Devin poured in 21 points in helping his team win a first round playoff game in the NIKE Chosen Leauge (19 and under age category). However, Team Phenom lost in a semifinal playoff game to Thaddeus Young, 100-90.

*Devin was the MVP of the Reebok Summer Classic and was named to the All tournament team in an event held at West Virginia in the 16 and under age category Team Phenom team.

*During the summer evaluation month of July, Coleman traveled to Las Vegas and had a nice event. "He scored 31 points to help us advance in the ADIDAS 64," Gripper stated previously.

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.

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