DaJuan Coleman Chooses Syracuse

Syracuse picked up a five-star recruit from their own backyard this afternoon when DaJuan Coleman announced in a press conference that he is staying home for college, over Kentucky and Ohio State. From cbssports.com: “The first time a big man named Coleman came out of Syracuse, he was an All-American in college and an NBA All-Star. Now, head coach Jim Boeheim will get the closest thing to Derrick Coleman, as five-star center DaJuan Coleman committed to the Orange on Tuesday afternoon during a press conference at his high school. “The school I’ll be attending this coming fall will be . . . ,” Coleman said, before donning a Syracuse hat. He said that he has known he wanted to pick the Orange for the last month, but took visits to Ohio State and Kentucky just to make sure. “I wanted to make the right decision,” he said. While DaJuan Coleman has no blood relation to Derrick Coleman, they have similar build and both are legends in Upstate New York. The elder Coleman did his damage at the college level, but the high school version has dominated at Jamesville-Dewitt (N.Y.) for years.”