USA Basketball Notes

  • Gold Medals: 2016 FIBA Americas U18 Championship.
  • Announced as participating in the 2016 USA Basketball Men's Junior National Team October minicamp on Sept. 22, 2016.
  • Member of the 2016 USA Men's U18 National Team that won a gold medal with a 5-0 record at the 2016 FIBA Americas U18 Championship from July 19-23 in Valdivia, Chile; the top four finish qualified the USA for the 2017 FIBA U19 World Championship; averaged 7.8 ppg., 4.6 rpg. and 4.4 apg.
  • Took part in the 2014 USA Basketball Junior National Team minicamp in October at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

College Notes

  • Lists Arizona, Duke, Louisville, Texas and Washington as his college finalists.
  • High School Honors
  • 2016 USA Today All-USA Virginia second team.
  • 2016 MaxPreps All-America third team.
  • 2015 all-state, all-conference and all-region first team.

High School Notes

  • Amassed 1,286 points and 987 assists in his three-year prep career.
  • Attends Oak Hill Academy (Va.), where he helped lead his team toa 45-1 record, the a district and regional title and the 2016 DICK’S High School National championship; started in all 47 games and averaged 10.6 ppg., 4.0 rpg., 8.8 apg. and 2.0 spg.
  • Averaged 8.6 ppg., 4.3 rpg. and 5.3 apg. during the 2016 national tournament.
  • As a sophomore at Maury High School (Norfolk, Va.) in 2014-15, started in all 28 games and averaged 20.4 ppg., 6.0 rpg., 6.0 apg., 3.0 spg. and 1.0 bpg. to help his team to a 23-5 finish.
  • Plays in the summer for BWSL in the EYBL.
  • Played football and baseball in eighth through 10th grades.

Personal Notes

  • Son of Devoni and Clifford Coleman; has one younger brother, Chase (16).
  • First name is Clifford Matthew Coleman III, but goes by his middle name, Matt.
  • Born in his current hometown of Norfolk, Virginia.
  • National Honor Society member.

Inside Scoop

  • Started playing basketball when he was 4.
  • Favorite USA Men’s National Team player: Chris Paul.
  • Plans on studying business in college.
  • Favorite Twitter account: @FamousLos32.
  • Favorite superhero: Iron Man.
  • Favorite movies: “Taken,” “Takers,” “Paid N Full,” “He Got Game” and “Blue Chips.”
  • Favorite App: SNKRS.
  • Favorite sports aside from basketball: boxing and field hockey.
  • Favorite class: math.
  • Favorite basketball player of all time: Allen Iverson.
  • Favorite Olympian: Muhammad Ali.
  • Last book read for pleasure: “Relentless: From Good to Great to Unstoppable” by Tim Grover.
  • Would compare his game to: Kenny Anderson and Chris Paul.
  • Enjoys: going to the mall and watching movies.
  • Has never traveled outside the United States.
  • Instagram: @MattColeman2
  • Twitter: @MattColeman2_

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