Ben Coleman (basketball)
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Benjamin Coleman (November 14, 1961 – January 6, 2019) was an American professional basketball player.
|Born||November 14, 1961|
|Died||January 6, 2019(aged 57)|
|Listed height||6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)|
|Listed weight||235 lb (107 kg)|
|High school||North (Minneapolis, Minnesota)|
|NBA draft||1984 / Round: 2 / Pick: 37th overall|
|Selected by the Chicago Bulls|
|Number||40, 54, 44, 51|
|1986–1988||New Jersey Nets|
|1991–1992||FC Barcelona Bàsquet|
|1993–1994||Rapid City Thrillers|
|1996–1997||Sioux Falls Skyforce|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Coleman attended the University of Minnesota and the University of Maryland. He was picked by the Chicago Bulls in the second round (37th overall) in the 1984 NBA Draft, but did not start his NBA career until 1986 with the New Jersey Nets. He last appeared in the NBA with the Detroit Pistons in 1994, after a three-year absence from the league.
Coleman died on January 6, 2019 at age 57.
- Christensen, Joe (January 7, 2019). "Former Minneapolis North star, ex-Gophers player Ben Coleman dies at 57". Star Tribune. Retrieved January 7, 2019.