(CBS) Four-star shooting guard Jalen Coleman has verbally committed to the Illinois men’s basketball team, becoming the third member of the Illini’s 2015 class.
Coleman picked Illinois over fellow finalists UNLV and Notre Dame.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Showers By Daybreak
Excited to announce that I will be attending the Univ of Illinois. Looking forward to adding banners and accomplishing my academic goals.— Jalen Coleman Lands (@ColemanJalen) September 23, 2014
Coleman is a 6-foot-4 guard and a native of Indianapolis, making him the first player from Indiana who Illinois has signed since 1985, according to the Champaign News-Gazette. Coleman goes to high school at LaLumiere Prep in LaPorte, Ind.READ MORE: Oak Lawn Woman Got Locked Out Of Her Facebook Business Account, And Even Facebook Can't Be Sure If The Email To Blame Was A Scam
He’s ranked as the No. 37 overall prospect in the 2015 class, according to Rivals.com.
Coleman joins Plainfield East guard Aaron Jordan and Simeon forward D.J. Williams in the Illini’s 2015 class. Jordan is Rivals.com’s No. 84 prospect, and Williams is rated No. 61.MORE NEWS: They Had A Tough Year Of E-Learning, But Southland College Prep Seniors Have Now Racked Up More Than $50 Million In Combined Merit Scholarships
Illinois still has one scholarship available in that class.