If you haven’t heard (or seen) Jamesville-DeWitt’s DaJuan Coleman yet, you’re about to receive some Fizzication.
Coleman, a 6’8″ 280-pound sophomore center from J-D, made his mark on the New York basketball scene this past season during the Red Rams run through the state Tournament.
In case you missed it, he dropped 18 points in the Class A state championship game victory against Peekskill… as a freshman.
(For the record, this Fizzster only dropped 12 points his entire varsity career at White Plains High.)
ESPN has already ranked him a 97 out of 100 and has tabbed Coleman as the undisputed number one player in the class of ’12.
Imagine when he actually hits puberty.
This past weekend he shipped out to Oregon for Nike Global Challenge which is a round robin tournament of three different U.S. teams against five international squads.
Syracuse had a heavy presence in the building besides Coleman with future Orange hoopsters Baye Moussa-Keita, Dion Waiters and SU recruits Tobias Harris and Trevor Cooney.
“Syracuse is perceived to be the leader for his services because they are the hometown school. Coleman said he enjoys a strong relationship with head coach Jim Boeheim and associate head coach Mike Hopkins.”
Coleman’s young, but he seems to know where he fits into the big recruting picture right now:
“We’re keeping it cool though, not letting it get to our heads or nothing.”
He’s also got UConn, Ohio State, Florida, Kansas, Georgetown, LSU, North Carolina and Kentucky pursuing him.
In just a couple weeks he’ll be heading downstate for the Boost Mobile Elite 24 Game at the famous Rucker Park.
Can’t wait to watch this kid develop right in The Fizz’s back yard.