Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Talented Indiana Guard Chooses Spartans

I've been very busy getting all the preseason previews taken care of and forgot to report a bit of breaking news on the recruiting front. This happened back in mid-October. According to multiple outlets (including his own twitter feed) 2013 G C.J. Coleman (6'-3" Fortville, IN/Mount Vernon HS) has committed to play for UNCG next season. Coleman picked UNCG over Georgia Southern, Ball State, Gardner-Webb, Indiana State and IUPUI.

Here is an article about his commitment and here is one from the Indianapolis Star back in the summer when Coleman's recruiting was heating up.

It seems that the coaches really struck a cord with the Fontville, Indiana native as he continued to speak about them and what the staff brought to the table, “I feel the coaching staff is doing big things over there…All the coaches were high major players with successful careers was very important to me because they have been through it and know what needs to be done to be successful.”

Here is a great set of highlights of Coleman from YouTube.

It's very early in the recruiting season and I'd expect that with his ability that Coleman will get a lot of attention and I think he's a very good player and a great commitment for UNCG. This team still needs more shooters and scorers. The roster has a bunch of drive-and-kick type PG's and the Spartans need guys who can knock down perimeter shots. Coleman certainly appears to fit that bill.

As always, UNCG won't be able to comment about Coleman until he signs his official NLI. That period begins November 13 and runs through November 20. After that point, the athletics department will probably put out a press release. At that point, I will update my blog again.

Welcome to the Spartans, CJ !!!