Welcome: Gerard Coleman

Posted: November 11, 2009 in Player Updates, Recruiting
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Twitter_Logo_normalGerard Coleman is a 6’4″ Guard and 4-Star Recruit from West Roxbury, MA.  He comes to GERALDCOLEMAN4_30150Providence from the TiltonSchool in New Hampshire.  Coleman is ranked the ESPN Top 100 as the 72nd best player in the class of 2010.  He is rated the 30th-best prospect in the class of 2010 by Slam Magazine, the 51st-best prospect by Rivals.com, and 66th by Scout.com.  He is also regarded as the second best player in New England.  Coleman was the first in the class of 2010 to verbally commit to PC.  Coleman had this to say to FoxSports.com this summer when he gave his verbal:

“My family can see me play and academics played a big part in my decision.  I got a good vibe every time I went up there from the staff.”

Coleman’s AAU coach, Chris Driscoll had this to say:

“He scores about as quickly as anyone I’ve been around.  When he’s on a roll, he can really light it up and in Providence’s open-court style, he can really flourish.  He can really score in bunches.”

ESPN had this to say about Coleman:

The long lefty is a pure scorer that should be able to put points on the board g258258a78d29a8357471c9717ba5379851179f6b5e8f91immediately upon arriving at Providence. He is exceptionally smooth going to the rim, virtually unstoppable in the open floor, and very good in the mid-range area. He’s a very disruptive full court

Coleman was also being heavily recruited by UConn, Clemson, Boston College, Louisville and Marquette.

imagesWhat’s not to like.  Coleman is the real deal.  A big time recruit with a ton of talent.  The fact the UConn and Louisville were after him should be an indication of that.  Also give Keno a ton of credit for out recruiting both of those schools.  This a player everybody should be getting excited about.  You have to love the lines: “He is exceptionally smooth going to the rim, virtually unstoppable in the open floor,” and “He can really score in bunches.”  It seems like he is an absolute perfect fit for PC’s new up-tempo offensively minded play. We are thrilled to welcome Gerard Coleman to Providence.  He is a major step in the right direction for PC, and we look forward to seeing him play in the upcoming years.

For now we wish him a successful and healthy senior season, and we look forward to his arrival on campus.  Welcome to the family.

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