For Texas Longhorns fans in the market for a pair of high-level high school basketball match ups on Thursday evening, your chance to watch four-star priority prospect Matt Coleman live is here.
Coleman is quite easily Shaka Smart’s most important 2017 target and could prove to be a key addition to a 2018 Longhorns roster that may still be without an answer at point guard. Coleman will decide between Texas, Duke and Stanford, though it’s unclear when that decision will come.
Coleman and No. 2-ranked Oak Hill Academy (Va.) will square off with No. 3-ranked Sierra Canyon (Calif.), led by five-star 2018 power forward Marvin Bagley at 8:00 p.m. CT on ESPN2.
Prior to Oak Hill vs. Seirra Canyon, No. 1-ranked La Lumiere School (Ind.) will face off with in-state power, New Albany (Ind.). This, too, is a matchup ‘Horns fans may be interested in, as five-star small forward Brian Bowen headlines a stacked La Lumiere roster. Bowen has Texas in his top six and was on campus for his official visit November 25.
Here’s tonight’s slate of games, as well as each roster’s headlining prospects:
* Signifies the prospect holds a Texas offer
No. 1 La Lumiere (Ind). vs. New Albany (Ind.) - ESPN2 at 6 p.m. CT
- *Brian Bowen — 5-star SF
- Jaren Jackson — 5-star PF — Michigan State commit
- Jordan Poole — 4-star PG — Michigan commit
- Jacob Epperson — 4-star C
- Tyger Campbell — 4-star PG (2019)
- Franklin Agunanne — 4-star C (2018)
- Isaiah Coleman-Lands — 3-star PG
- Kevin Zhang — 3-star SF (2018)
- Romeo Langford — 5-star SG (2018)
No. 2 Oak Hill Academy (Va.) vs. No. 3 Sierra Canyon (Calif.) - ESPN2 at 8 p.m. CT
- *Matt Coleman — 4-star PG
- *Billy Preston — 5-star PF — Kansas signee
- Devontae Shuler — 4-star SG — Ole Miss signee
- *Lindell Wigginton — 4-star PG — Iowa State signee
- Ty-Shon Alexander — 4-star SG — Creighton signee
- *David McCormack — 4-star C (2018)
- Kenneth Nwuba — 4-star PF (2018)
- Marvin Bagley — 5-star PF (2018)
- Remy Martin — 4-star PG — Arizona State commit
- Cody Riley — 4-star PF — UCLA commit
- Adam Seiko — 3-star SG — San Diego State commit
- Marcus Bagley — Unranked SF (2020)