MAHOMET — For the last two years, Grant Coleman has led the Bulldogs in almost every offensive category. He finished his Mahomet-Seymour career with the most points (678) in a single season.
Coleman went absolutely ballistic down the stretch. The M-S star scored at least 20 points in seven straight games. The Bulldogs won all seven.
24 points against Rantoul. 20 points against Normal Community. 21 points against Mt. Zion. 31 points and five triples against Effingham. 26 points and 10 rebounds against Urbana. 35 points against Taylorville. 24 points against Normal West.
But now, he’s headed to Milwaukee to play Division I basketball for Pat Baldwin. Coleman will join Kaleim Taylor and Donovan Newby in Milwaukee’s Class of 2020 additions. Baldwin broke down the additions.
“We are extremely excited to welcome the trio of signees Kaleim Taylor, Grant Coleman and Donovan Newby to our Panther Family,” Baldwin said. “As we continue to progress and build our program, we are really focusing on the elements of skill which all three have, and is essential in college basketball. In addition to their skill set, they are extremely tough and come from winning backgrounds at both the high school and AAU level. Most importantly, their families are well-represented in their lives and are prominent in their development as young men. We truly believe they will continue to add to our culture of high character, hard work and basketball savvy.”
Coleman is the first Division I basketball player to come out of M-S in over a decade. Baldwin plans to use Coleman in a bunch of different ways from Day One.
“Grant is a very skilled player who will allow us to use him in a variety of ways offensively,” Baldwin said. “He has tremendous size and skill which allows him to shoot with NBA range, put the ball on the floor and make plays for himself or teammates off the dribble. In certain matchups, he has the ability to post up and play effectively as a face-up scorer.”