The Circuit Report: 2023 Rico Coleman Interview
The Circuit Report caught up with 2023 standout Rico Coleman on Wednesday night. Coleman, who is a 6'4" inch guard from Charleston, Missouri, is one of top players in his class nationally and continues to build an impressive resume during his prep career. As just a junior "Freak" has already accomplished several things that young hoopers can only dream of. He has gotten his first Division One offer, won a state title, and has racked up numerous all-tournament, all-conference, and MVP honors.
Standing at 6'4," Coleman is a long and athletic guard who loves to play above the rim. He's known for show-stopping dunks, but his game is much more than that. He has a nice pull-up game, has an array of finishes around the rim, is a great defender, and is a nightmare for defenders off the bounce. We had the chance to ask Rico 10 questions about his game, his season, the AAU season, and more- here's what he told us:
When did you start playing basketball? Coleman: I started playing basketball in the 1st grade. How would you describe your game? What are your strengths? What are your weaknesses?
Coleman: I would describe myself as very crafty. My strengths are my ability to get to the bucket and hit jump shots. My main weakness is that I struggle from the three point line. How is your recruitment coming along? Any offers yet? Who do you have interest from?
Coleman: I have an offer from University of Louisiana-Monroe (D1,) interest from SEMO, and a few other Louisiana schools. How did your high school season go? What were your averages?
Coleman: High school season went well. We won Class 3 State in Missouri and I averaged 13.5 points and 7 rebounds.
Charleston High School won state this year- how did that feel?
Coleman: It felt great. It was a dream come true. What's it like to play for SEMO Family Elite?