LSU Gold
Position
Center
Height
6'8
Weight
230 lbs.
Class
Junior
Hometown
Shreveport, La.
High School
Captain Shreve HS
Previous School
Northwestern St.
Experience
TR

First Team All-SLC – Northwestern State (2021-22)
First Team All-SLC Defense – Northwestern State (2021-22)
Second Team All-Louisiana – Northwestern State (2021-22)

Transfer from Northwestern State to LSU after playing two years for the Demons.

SOPHOMORE SEASON, NORTHWESTERN STATE (2021-22)
Started 30 games, averaging 29 minutes per game … 17 doubles doubles to rank 10th nationally … 18 in his career … 12 double doubles came in conference play and one of those came in Baton Rouge in Dec. 21 against LSU (16 pts, 13 rebounds) … Averaged a double double with 15.4 points and 10 rebounds … Shot nearly 55 percent from the field … Career high 20 rebounds against Southeastern, first 20-rebound game at NSU since 2010 … Six 20-point games, including career-high 25 against UIW … Also had 20+ against McNeese, a second meeting with UIW, UNO, SMU and Tulsa … Team high 40 blocks and also had 30 steals … His 463 points is 29th in NSU single-season history … 304 rebounds 13th best in single-season history … Score in double figure in 28 games, 33 in two seasons.

FRESHMAN SEASON, NORTHWESTERN STATE (2020-21)
Appeared in all 29 games … Averaged 6.8 points and 6.5 rebounds … 33 blocks, with three games of four blocks and two more with three … Topped the team in rebounds (188) and rebound average … Five double figure rebound games, topped by 15 against ULM … Scored in double figures five times, including a pair of back-to-back double-figure games (at TCU, us. ULM and at Stephen F. Austin, at Southeastern) … had his first career double double against ULM, setting his season highs in scoring (18) and rebounds (15) … Sealed an NSU win at SLU by hitting two free throws with 16.4 seconds to play.

PRIOR TO NORTHWESTERN STATE, LSU
Post player from Captain Shreve High in Shreveport that morphed into one of the best defensive players in the state in his last two seasons … Led the state in blocks as a junior, garnering his district’s defensive player of the year honors … Led district in blocks as a senior as the Gators posted a 26-7 record, winning a first-round Class 5A playoff game … Team improved to win 44 games in his last two seasons after winning just 19 combined in the two previous seasons.

PERSONAL
Birthdate is Aug. 21, 2002 … Right handed … Parents are Kevin and Daphne Coleman … One younger sister, Kya … On coming to LSU, said it “felt like a second home to me … I felt like I could get a fresh start” … Anticipated major at LSU is sports management … Likes to “chill with friends” to relax … Favorite food is chicken alfredo and favorite dessert is sweet potato pie … Favorite pro basketball player is Brandon Ingram and favorite pro basketball team is the Boston Celtics … Favorite pro athlete outside basketball is Olympic Gold Medal swimmer Michael Phelps.

Single Game Highs (at Northwestern State)
Points – 25, vs. Incarnate Word, 1/27/22
Rebounds – 20, vs. Southeastern, 3/5/22
Assists – 4, at UNO, 1/22/22
Steals – 3, vs. Incarnate Word, 1/7/22
Blocks – 5, at Houston Baptist, 2/3/22
FG Made – 11, vs. Incarnate Word, 1/27/22
FG Attempts – 20, at UNO, 1/22/22
3 FG Made –
3 FG Attempts – 1, twice
FT Made – 8, at A&M-Corpus Christi, 2/19/22
FT Attempts – 10, vs. McNeese, 3/9/22

Top Scoring Games (at Northwestern State)
1. 25, vs. UIW, 1/27/22
2. 22, at Tulsa, 11/10/21
3. 21, vs. McNeese, 2/12/22
4. 20, at UIW, 2/17/22
4. 20, vs. UNO, 1/8/22
4. 20, at SMU, 11/15/21
7. 19, vs. Nicholls, 2/24/22
7. 19, at UNO, 1/22/22
7. 19, vs. Champion Christian, 11/13/21
7. 19, at Oklahoma, 11/9/21

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