Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
DaJuan Coleman has tentatively set his official visit to Ohio State for the weekend of Sept. 23 and will likely take all three officials before making a decision.
“OSU is penciled in for the fourth weekend of September right now,” Jim Hart, Coleman’s AAU coach, said by text. The Buckeyes host Colorado in football Sept 24.
The 6-foot-9 Coleman out of Jamesville DeWitt is also considering hometown favorite Syracuse and Kentucky, but no Syracuse visit has been set.
He will trip to Kentucky the weekend of Oct. 15 for Big Blue Madness.
“He wants to take all the visits,” Hart said. “He wants to give everybody a shot.”
Sullinger took an unofficial to Ohio State the last weekend in August. The school has been working hard on Coleman, using Jared Sullinger to help recruit the big man.
“I think Sullinger is basically [saying] his school is just pushing me harder,” Coleman told SNY.tv last month. “That’s what I want. I like competition and stuff. They push me harder, give me the ball, put me in the right spot. You know, make me better as a player.”
He added: ”Ohio State, I like how they use their big man and develop big men so that’s one thing about them.”
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
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