Suwanee, Ga. -- While Saturday's opening day action at the Nike Memorial Day Classic in Suwanee was…
Coleman Delivers For BABC
The spring AAU session is a bit different for Gerard Coleman this time around. Last year Coleman had three high major prospects -- Phil Pressey, Alex Oriakhi & Jamal Coombs – running with him. This year things are different, as Pressey moved to Texas, while Oriakhi and Coombs are off to UConn. "It's a totally different team from last year," Coleman said about playing for BABC. "Not many players returned." "It's been a lot harder, well maybe not harder, but different," he added. "I just have to be more vocal as a leader. It's been good on my part and it's helped me improve as a player day in and day out." Last summer Coleman certainly established himself as a high major prospect, but he wasn't the focal point. Now he's relied on to score much more. "Last year I could score 18 to 20 points a game and that'd be good, but this year I have to bump it up to at least 25 or 30 every game," Coleman said. "It's been good for my development, so I don't have a problem with it." Recruiting wise, things are going well for the Tilton (New Hampshire) School standout. Recently Coleman took an unofficial visit to Providence, and he's planning to visit Clemson and Connecticut in the near future. Coleman, a 6-foot-3, 165-pound shooting guard, also mentioned Miami, Marquette and Florida as schools involved in his recruitment as well. "It's still a little early," he said. "In terms of making my decision I'm going to talk it over with my mom, but it's mostly my decision and at the end of the day it's going to be who has the best academic program and what coach helps me the most and has a relationship with me." Coleman, who is ranked No. 15 on the 2010 shooting guard list, doesn't have a time frame for his college decision.
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