Coleman chooses the 'Cuse

Five-Star rated center from Jamesville Dewitt will stay home to play for the Orange

by Peter Robert Casey October 25, 2011 10:33am ET
DaJuan Coleman
DaJuan Coleman (pictured) will join Jerami Grant as part of Syracuse's 2012 recruiting class.


Dajuan Coleman's staying home. In Syracuse, that is; the 6-10 center from Jamesville-Dewitt made the call this afternoon and has decided to play for coach Jim Boeheim and the Orange right in his own backyard. 

Coleman chose the 'Cuse over Kentucky and Ohio State.

The Five-Star rated prospect, who averaged 24.5 points and 14 boards as a junior season, is the 3rd-ranked center in the class of 2012 by Rivals, and the No. 27 overall prospect nationally. 

He's a matchup nightmare with his size and strength, and continued to be a force this summer while playing for the Albany City Rocks in the Nike EYBL League. Coleman also participated in the Amar'e Stoudemire Skills Academy, LeBron James Skills Academy, Elite 24 Game and the Nike Global Challenge.

A potential All-American, Coleman becomes the second player in Syracuse's 2012 recruiting class, joining 6-8 PF Jerami Grant of DeMatha (Hyattsville, MD).

What do you think of the Orange's new addition? Good fit? The next Derrick Coleman (no relation)? Sound off in the comments below. 

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