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DaJuan Coleman (born October 16, 1992) is an American professional basketball player for KK Zlatorog Laško of the Slovenian League 1. He played college basketball for the Syracuse Orange.

DaJuan Coleman
DaJuan Coleman 2013.jpg
Coleman in 2013
KK Zlatorog Laško
PositionCenter
LeagueSlovenian League 1
Personal information
Born (1992-10-16) October 16, 1992 (age 27)
Syracuse, New York
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight258 lb (117 kg)
Career information
High schoolJamesville-DeWitt (DeWitt, New York)
CollegeSyracuse (2012–2017)
NBA draft2017 / Undrafted
Playing career2019–present
Career history
2019–presentKK Zlatorog Laško
Career highlights and awards

High school careerEdit

Coleman began his high school varsity career at Jamesville-Dewitt as a freshman. His senior year in high school he was the recipient of the 2012 Mr. New York Basketball Award.[1] Former Syracuse basketball players that won that award include Brandon Triche, Jonny Flynn and John Wallace. Coleman was on the same high school team as Triche in the '08-'09 season (Coleman's freshman year, Triche's senior year). Coleman was the number seven recruit in the nation.

College careerEdit

Coleman started the first game of his college career, a 62-49 victory over San Diego State. Head coach Jim Boeheim has put one true freshman in his starting lineup for four consecutive years. In the current season, Coleman rotates at center with sophomore Rakeem Christmas, who started at center last year and this year starts at forward, and junior Baye Moussa Keita, who started at center his freshman year.[2] The year before that the true freshman that started was fellow former Mr. New York Basketball Brandon Triche.

Syracuse announced Coleman would have surgery on his left knee at the end of January 2013 and would be out for at least four weeks.[3] Syracuse later announced that Coleman would miss the remainder of the 2013–14 season due to the injury.[4]

Professional careerEdit

On July 21, 2019, Coleman signed his first professional contract with KK Zlatorog Laško of the Slovenian League 1, joining former Syracuse teammate, Kaleb Joseph.[5]

StatisticsEdit

College statisticsEdit

Year GP-GS MPG PPG FG% RPG APG TPG SPG BPG
2012–13 24–20 12.7 4.8 44% 4.0 0.2 1.0 0.5 0.4
2013–14 13–12 13.0 4.3 58% 4.2 0.8 1.2 0.3 0.5
2015–16* 24–24 16.8 5.0 54% 4.4 0.5 1.3 0.6 0.8

Did not play during 2014-15 season (injury)

  • 2015-16 statistics as of 2/12/16

College career highsEdit

Points: 14 against Eastern Michigan (12/3/12)

Rebounds: 14 against Monmouth (12/8/12)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.suathletics.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=9476&path=mbasket
  2. ^ http://sujuiceonline.com/2013/01/23/tipoff-countdown-concern-about-the-syracuse-centers/
  3. ^ http://www.syracuse.com/orangebasketball/index.ssf/2013/01/syracuses_dajuan_coleman_to_un.html
  4. ^ DaJuan Coleman Done For Season With Knee Surgery
  5. ^ Skerletic, Dario (July 21, 2019). "KK Zlatorog Lasko sign DaJuan Coleman, Kaleb Joseph". Sportando. Retrieved July 21, 2019.

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