Top recruit Matt Coleman, standing (Oak Hill Academy, Norfolk, Va.) attends Countdown To Craziness at Cameron Indoor Stadium on October 22, 2016 in Durham, North Carolina. (Photo by Lance King/Getty Images)

BEVO BEAT Men's Basketball

Top recruiting target for Texas men’s basketball set to commit

Posted January 11th, 2017


The wait is almost over for Shaka Smart and Texas basketball fans.

Matt Coleman, one of the top uncommitted recruits left in the 2017 recruiting class, is expected to announce his decision on Monday, according to ESPN college basketball reporter Jeff Borzello.

Coleman is a 6-foot-1, 174-pound point guard from Oak Hill Academy in Virginia. He is currently the No. 32 prospect in the 2017 class according to the 247Sports composite rankings and has four stars. He is the No. 8-ranked point guard in the class.

Texas fans should be paying extra close attention to this one, especially considering the struggles the Longhorns have endured at point guard this season.

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Coleman spent a portion of last summer playing for Smart on the Team USA Under-18 squad. He shot 53.1 percent, dished out 22 assists and had 10 turnovers in five games.

He and another U-18 player, 6-11 big man Mo Bamba from New York, visited Austin together back in October. Current Longhorns Jarrett Allen and James Banks were also on the national team.

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Texas currently has the No. 12-ranked recruiting class for 2017 with three players signed back in November. Jericho Sims, Jase Febres and Royce Hamm have all inked their national letters of intent to play for Smart.

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