« on: Yesterday at 03:17:51 pm »
Based on what I'm told, my guess is Coleman has at least had a conversation with Tauer about coming to St. Thomas. It wouldn't be the first time the Tommies got a Division I transfer. Mike Keating and Sean Sweeney both tried that route, granted at smaller schools, before coming back to UST.
That said, I would be very surprised if he ended up at St. Thomas. If he's willing to sit out a year, where he should lock himself in a gym and shoot thousands of jumpers, i can see him at a place like Iowa State or a smaller D-I. If he wants to play immediately and be one of his team's best players, then St. Thomas or a Division-II school like Winona or Mankato could be in the mix.
He has enough interest from D-I schools though that I'm guessing he sits out a year. It would do him a lot of good.
TH4L-- what D-I program did Mike Keating play for? Anything I've ever read or been told (including by Mike & his family) was that he played @ St Michael's in VT, which is a D-TWO program.
Also calling Sweeney a D-I transfer is grossly misleading, albeit technically borderline correct. Sweeney played @ UST his freshman year. He transfered to D-I UWGB but had to sit out and wasted a year of eligibility. He never was on the roster @ UWGB, much less played or even sutied for a game there before transfering back to UST for his final 2 seasons of eligibility.
bball- no one in the Coleman family kicked my dog. As you point out he is a high D-I "talent" and would be a fish out of water in D3/MIAC. Also from what I've heard his academics arent exactly strong, thus my comment he probably couldnt get admitted to an MIAC school as they all have fairly high academic standards.