For those in the market for an early glimpse at the future of the Texas Longhorns basketball program, you're in luck.
Just days after signing his National Letter of Intent with Shaka Smart's Longhorns, four-star point guard Matt Coleman will play the final game of his high school career on Friday night as part of the Jordan Brand Classic in Brooklyn.
Lead by example.@OakHillAcademy’s Matt Coleman will show out with the world’s top young hoopers at @JordanClassic on Friday. #NEXTvsNEXT pic.twitter.com/lKXD0LMECb— Jordan (@Jumpman23) April 11, 2017
The Oak Hill Academy product earned his invitation to Brookyn after a senior season in which he averaged 12.3 points, 7.9 assists, 4.4 rebounds and 2.0 steals per game as the floor general of a team that finished with a 37-5 record in 2016-17.
Coleman now becomes the 14th player to represent the Longhorns at the Jordan Brand Classic and while in Brooklyn, as part of the West Team, Coleman will be working to assure that number reaches 15 by the end of the 2017 cycle. Teamed up with Coleman on the West Team will be five-star power forward and the Longhorns top remaining target, Mohamed Bamba, so expect the flashy facilitator to do everything in his power to convince Bamba that he’s the point guard worth pairing with in 2017-18.
The Jordan Brand Classic will be televised on ESPN2 at 7:00 p.m. CT.