Joe Coleman (basketball)

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Joe Coleman
Personal information
Born (1993-06-16) June 16, 1993 (age 25)
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight 210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High school Hopkins (Minnetonka, Minnesota)
College Minnesota (2011–2013)
Saint Mary's (2014–2015)
Position Guard
Career highlights and awards

Joe Coleman (born June 16, 1993) is an American basketball player. He was named 2011 Mr. Basketball and was a Top 100 ESPN Recruit.[1]

High school career

Coleman is a 2011 graduate from Hopkins High School. He led the school to three state championships in 2009, 2010, and 2011. In 2011, he was named Captain of the team and had a record of 32-1.[1] After leading the team to a state championship he was then named Minnesota Mr. Basketball.[2] During his senior year he averaged 21.5 points per game and 5.9 rebounds.[1]

College career

Freshman season

With the Injury of Mo Walker and loss of senior Al Nolen, Coach Tubby Smith was looking for new recruits to fill the empty spots. He recruited Joe Coleman to play for the Minnesota Gophers. Here Joe would be able to use his athletic abilities to help the team. During much of his freshman year his points were scored in the paint. During his Gopher debut against Bucknell College Joe played 11 minutes and scored three points. On January 8, 2012 he made his first career start and finished with numerous career highs. These included 14 points, 6 rebounds, and 3 steals.[1] Later in the season, he scored 10 Points in the NIT Championship game. He also received his varsity letter at Minnesota.[1]

Sophomore season

During the season opener of his sophomore year, Joe had a career high five steals. He had an impressive year scoring his 500th career point against UCLA on March 22, 2013. He also grabbed his 200th rebound against Iowa on February 3, 2013. During the Gopher's second-round game in NCAA tournament Joe scored 14 points, all in the second half.[1] During his sophomore season Joe averaged 8.7 points per game and 3.6 rebounds.

Junior season

With the arrival of Richard Pitino, Joe's game would have molded well with the up and down running style, but he decided to withdraw his scholarship and transfer from the University of Minnesota to Saint Mary's College of California.[2] He will spend his junior year redshirting.[3]

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f Joe Coleman. "Joe Coleman Bio - University of Minnesota Official Athletic Site". Gophersports.com. Retrieved 2013-09-30.
  2. ^ a b Fullermfuller, Marcus R. "Gophers basketball: With Joe Coleman leaving, no Minnesotans on roster". TwinCities.com. Retrieved 2013-09-30.
  3. ^ "Joe Coleman to transfer to Saint Mary's Gaels from Minnesota Golden Gophers - ESPN". Espn.go.com. 2013-07-01. Retrieved 2013-09-30.

External links

  • Saint Mary's bio
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