Saturday, May 21, 2011

Justin Coleman Talks Future

Posted by DeAnte Mitchell
Justin Coleman, a 6-foot-5 shooting guard, originally committed to Louisville out of high school and held offers from Arkansas, Kentucky, Providence and South Florida.

After failing to qualify at Louisville, Coleman opted to enroll at Marshall University and that's where he plans to play at after sitting out a year.

A whole year to work on academics and basketball proved to be the right decision for Coleman. "I got to work on a lot of my weaknesses," he said.

Coleman is electrifying and always a joy to watch. Once he steps foot on the floor at Marshall, expect a big impact. "I think I'm going to have a big impact," he said. "I have on every other team, so why stop now."

Coleman, who played his high school ball at Huntington Prep (WV), could easily be one of the top freshman in Conference USA. In fact, he listed becoming Freshman of the Year as being one of his main goals next season.

Coleman will have the chance to see the floor immediately, especially with the Thundering Herd losing senior swingman Tirrell Baines.

Marshall did retain it's two leading scorers Damier Pitts and DeAndre Kane, which makes Marshall one of the most appealing rosters in Conference USA.

Not to mention, Johnny Thomas returns and with extra minutes he will only continue to improve.

Marshall has a bright future with Coleman on the roster. Coach Tom Herrion inherits a good wing with solid strength and great athleticism. Coleman is a great volume shooter and capable defender. All of which, will be on display next season at Marshall.

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