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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?

Coleman: It feels good to represent my hometown. The coach was my teammate in high school my freshman year. It means a lot to be able to represent Southeast Missouri because the "Boot" gets overlooked. Talk about the relationship you have with Coach Brian Caldwell- what does he mean to you?

Coleman: He means a lot. He helps me with anything I need. That’s a bond I want to keep for life.

Who is your favorite teammate?

Coleman: Almarion Williams by far. That’s my brother.

You've played in a few AthElite tournaments in the past (Select Super 16 in Cape last year)- what do you like about them?

Coleman: They are great, I love them. I can’t wait for the Jersey Jam.

What are your long term goals?

Coleman: I just want to be successful. I want to go to the NBA or overseas and then come back and help Coach Williams (Charleston High School) coach.


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