Zach Coleman is the third and final eligible* freshman to be spotlighted on The UMass Basketball Report. Coleman is a 6’7″ small forward from Dallas, Texas. ESPN rates him a three star recruit and bills him as a good shooter and passer. Surprisingly, Zach passed up on an offer from SEC powerhouse, Missouri, to play at UMass. Perhaps this is a testament to Derek Kellogg’s recruiting skills, or maybe it has more to do with Trey Davis, the Minutemen’s sophomore point guard, who is his cousin!
I like to imagine they spent their childhood practicing full court press, throwing alley-oops to each other and diagramming plays on their etch-a-sketches instead of sitting around playing video games, like I did with my cousins.
Here is a video via Game Day High School Sports that highlights his passing and finishing skills:
It looks like Zach Coleman will be a great fit for the Minutemen. I look forward to seeing him play some great basketball this season and in seasons to come.
*Clyde Santee, a fourth freshman on the roster will be red-shirting this season