Nov. 20, 2008
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The UAB men's basketball team has signed shooting guard Adrien Coleman to a National Letter of Intent, announced UAB head coach Mike Davis. Coleman is the first signee of the 2009-10 class.
"Adrien is a highly skilled player who could step in and help us immediately," UAB head coach Mike Davis said. "Adrien has all the tools to be a terrific basketball player and should fall right in to the long line of great guards that have played at UAB. We are excited to have him a part of UAB basketball."
Coleman, a 6-4, 190-pound shooting guard hailing from Stone Mountain, Ga., is listed as a three-star prospect by both Rivals.com and Scout.com. Additionally, he was ranked as the No. 69 shooting guard in the nation by ESPN.com.
Coleman comes to UAB from Stephenson High School where he was coached by Lawanza Crutcher. He has helped lead Stephenson to a combined record of 43-14 over the last two seasons.
During his junior season in 2007-08, Coleman led his team and ranked third in DeKalb County with an average of 22.2 points per game. He ranked 11th in the county with an average of 2.9 steals per contest in leading his team to a 19-7 overall record. Additionally, he was 20th in DeKalb with an average of 6.7 rebounds per game and fifth in field goal percentage inside the three-point line (.640)
As a sophomore, Coleman played a big role in helping Stephenson to a 23-7 overall mark. That season, Coleman led his team and ranked seventh in DeKalb County with 16.1 ppg. He also ranked sixth in the county in steals per game (3.1) and eighth in field goal percentage inside the arc (60.0).
Coleman selected by UAB after receiving interest from LSU, South Alabama, Clemson, Murray State and UCF, among others.