Charlotte, NC -- Coach Jim Casciano and the Johnson & Wales Men's Basketball Team announce another signee for the 2014-2015 season. Herbert Coleman II of Miami, FL has signed on to play for the Wildcats this season. A 6'1", 170-pound combo guard, Coleman is a graduate of Miami Killian Sr. High School where he graduated Cum Laude with a 4.6 grade point average, was a member of the National Honor Society, and was enrolled in numerous advanced placement classes.
In his senior campaign at Miami Killian, Coleman averaged 18 points, 5 assists, and 4 rebounds per game. He also shot 80% from the free-throw line. In the summers of 2012 and 2013, Coleman was a staff member at the Dwyane Wade Fantasy Basketball Camp and participated in the Erik Spoelstra Basketball Academy in the spring of 2014. His outside endeavours are not strictly basketball-related. He also was a four-year member of the African Heritage Club at Miami Killian, serving as president in 2013-2014. He participated in numerous community service projects in his area as well such as the Vision to Victory Human Service Corp and the Freedom School & PLAY Summer Camp. Coach Casciano looks forward to adding Coleman's multiple talents to the team. "Herb is a quality person, an excellent student, and an excellent player," he said. "His versatility and scoring ability will be an asset to our program. I look forward to working with Herb and watching him grow over his career."
Coleman will be reporting to his newly-chosen school very soon as students begin moving in just after Labor Day. He is excited to be a Wildcat and feels good about choosing Johnson & Wales University. “I chose to attend JWU because I like the idea of attending a smaller university where I can really get to know my professors," he replied when asked about his decision. "I chose to play basketball for JWU because Coach Casciano’s goals line up with my own with academics coming first and basketball second. In speaking with other players, they all believe that Coach has his players' best interest in mind at all times. Also, North Carolina is my mom’s home state, and I will have lots of family support there.”
All Wildcat fans look forward to seeing Coleman and rest of the 2014-2015 team on the court this season. The men's team opens at home on October 31 against Crown College.