Although he’s committed primarily for football, Michigan State basketball may have a diamond in the rough in Keon Coleman coming in next year.
Keon Coleman was a big fish for Mel Tucker and Michigan State football’s 2021 recruiting class. The second-year head coach was able to reel him in and that was big not only for the football team, but the dual-sport athlete wants to play for Tom Izzo as well.
Coleman is on a football scholarship, so it won’t count toward the Spartans’ scholarship count in 2021-22, but he could still have an early impact, especially if his style translates.
Although the four-star receiver isn’t facing the most elite competition on the court, he’s still putting up some of the most ridiculous numbers you’ll see from a high school prospect. He’s scored at least 50 points multiple times this season, but his most gaudy line may have just happened on Tuesday night in the final home game of his high school career.
No, that’s not a typo, Coleman dropped 41 points with 15 rebounds, 13 assists and 10 steals which is just ridiculous. We rarely hear about triple-doubles but when was the last time you heard of a basketball player recording a quadruple-double? Insane.
The best part about this? He called his shot. He said he was going to drop 40 and not only did he do that, but he did everything for his team.
How is this casual? He didn’t make a huge deal out of it and after he posted his stat line, he thanked his teammates in a string of tweets. This dude just goes and balls out, puts up the line of his basketball career and then thanks his teammates on Twitter.
Izzo will have yet another weapon on top of Jaden Akins, Max Christie and Pierre Brooks at his disposal next season and no one is really talking about it.
This seems like an extremely underrated dual-sport signee.