Posted On: 05/14/18 5:42 PM
Jacob Coleman, a name that I’ll admit I was not familiar with until laying eyes on the prospect this past weekend, is really starting to see his stock rise this spring.
The 2019 prospect of Basehor-Linwood High School (just west of Kansas City) may just now be garnering attention as a prospect at the next level but has been on this journey for some time.
High School coach, Michael McBride, says that he has always been a “taller guard as a kid” and has demonstrated a “high basketball IQ” even as a younger player.
In Basehor, their basketball program is run K-12 so Coach McBride has a great opportunity to mentor these children from younger ages and help them mature into great young men.
While Jacob hasn’t always been the most athletic growing up, he is really starting to break that shell as he displayed plenty of athleticism in Kansas City at the Prep Hoops Series Tournament.
A two spot athlete, Jacob also plays football as a WR but says basketball is and will be his priority.
If you’ve never had the opportunity to see Jacob play, he can do a little bit of everything and at 6’5” that kind of skill set is highly sought after.
I would describe myself as a do it all kind of guy. I can play the point, I can post-up, shoot the ball, and can pass the ball from anywhere on the court.
Jacob is playing with Mokan Select 17U this summer, a program that Coach McBride really appreciates and is in support of.
“They allow our kids to come and play with the school in June, as we play 30+ games in that month alone.”
Jacob is a huge part of that Mokan team and it’s fair to say that when he plays well, they play great.
His skill and versatility give him the ability to impact the game in so many ways that even if he is not having a great day shooting the ball, you can’t take him off of the court because of the value he brings.
AAU ball is a lot faster than high school and everyone on the court is a threat. It definitely helps me to be more physical and I’ve learned to finish better going against this level of competition.
Jacob will get plenty of exposure with Mokan this summer, bound to get some offers on the table as he appears to be one of the best kept secrets in Kansas.
Schools from the NAIA and Division II level are said to have interest at this point, with more activity to come if he continues to play the way he does.
He wants to go to school for something in the medical field, possibly physical therapy but is undecided on the particular scope of study at the moment.
He wants to be a part of a program next year that has a winning culture, a coaching staff that believes in him, and a place that feels like home.
Schools from the NAIA and Division II level are said to have interest at this point with contac