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Coleman looking to stay close to home

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The book on Adrian Coleman this AAU season has been simple. He scores and he's consistent. And for the 6-foot-3 guard from Stephenson (Ga.) High School, that is exactly how he sees it, too.
The three-star guard was one of the top scorers for the 5-1 Stars last week at the Nike Peach Jam. He played a major role in the team's biggest win in the event. Coleman pumped in 24 points against the second place BABC team and dished out four assists in the 93-86 win.
Coleman said he was happy with his play as well as his teammates.
"I think I was playing pretty good. I was happy with how I played," Coleman said. "I think when everyone got back from camp, we all decided that we were going to play together. Everyone said they had selfish players on their teams at the camps and that they weren't sharing the ball. I guess when we got back, we just knew how to work it.
"I think I've been playing pretty good, just being that underdog. I feel like I've been consistent at every tournament we've been in. I was just playing my game."
His recruitment post Peach Jam remains about the same, Coleman says. The only difference is the teams "are just coming a little bit harder," he said.
UAB (offer), Clemson, Tennessee, Arkansas, Murray State (offer), Penn State, Minnesota, Florida State, Virginia Tech, LSU and South Alabama (offer) are showing interest. Coleman said his recruiting plan is simple.
"I'm trying to stay close to home and get a good scholarship and come right in and play," Coleman said. "Right now Clemson, UAB and probably Florida State [fit that mold] of being close to home."
Coleman will spend 10 days in Orlando with his Georgia Stars teammates to close out the month. The team will play at the AAU Super Showcase and the AAU 17 and under Nationals.
"We want to win the championship and go out strong. I want to close out my AAU career on top. This is the last time on the AAU circuit so I want to go out strong," Coleman said.
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