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.
Jalen Coleman has committed to Illinois.
“Excited to announce that I will be attending the Univ of Illinois,” Coleman tweeted. “Looking forward to adding banners and accomplishing my academic goals. I would like to thank my mom,dad,brothers, John Groce, Jamall Walker & and the rest of the Illinois coaching staff.”
Ranked No. 25 in the class of 2015 by 247 Sports, Coleman will make an immediate impact at the point guard for the Illini.
Coleman averaged 14.8 points per game for All-Ohio Red this summer on the EYBL circuit.
Coleman chose Illinois over UNLV, Notre Dame and Michigan, and is the third commit for the Illini alongside D.J. Williams and Aaron Jordan.
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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.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.