Conference Preview

Posted On: 09/10/15 7:00 PM

As a 6-foot-4, 180 pound sophomore wing at Aquin Catholic High School in Freeport, Illinois last year, Krisean Coffee put up 11.1 points and 6.4 rebounds per game.

There are no recorded stats for Krisean’s junior year but local paper reports show numerous 20 plus point games and Coffee led his team to 25 wins. Krisean was named to the post-season five man all NUIC-East All Conference team.

After the season he transferred to a different Illinois school and then weeks later his family moved to Mankato where Coffee enrolled at Mankato East where he was in class last spring.

Coffee quickly jumped on a Minnesota Heat 17U team and caught the attention of many, plus played very well in a couple Mankato East summer events.  When NHR saw him with the Heat he was commonly the best player on the floor.

“I really think that this year of (Grassroots) really helped me with my confidence, just to know that I can play with a lot of good competition around the world,” Kriseasn said.

A year ago Mankato East went to state but they lost their talented starting backcourt.  Coffee will move right into a great position with returning talent CJ Ayers, Damani Hayes, and Sam Ahrens as well as up and comer Uhana Ochan.

The Cougars now have enough talent to be a threat in Class AAA as well as the Big Nine.

“I am very excited for this upcoming season, I cant even explain,” Kriseasn said.  “And to achieve my goals I need to first keep my education number one, keep my nose clean, and keep grinding in the gym every day!”