Spencer Coleman was a second team all-state player for South Eugene High School in Eugene, OR as a senior. He averaged 15 points and eight rebounds a game and a had a few options to go and play division one basketball but Coleman felt he could do better.
"I didn't play on one of those AAU teams that went all over the country and play in big tournaments so I didn't get many looks from colleges," said Coleman.
Coleman said he had a few offers from the lower lever programs but decided to attend Eastern Arizona College for junior college to gain more exposure from better schools.
That move to play junior college ball has been a smart decision as Coleman has grown from being a 6-foot-5 wing to now 6-feet-8 combo forward who can play inside and out.
"I'm at my best in an up and down offense where I can attack the rim and I can also knock down the jumper or three-point shot," says Coleman.
As a freshman in junior college Coleman averaged 18 points and seven rebounds a game while also shooting 44-percent from the field and 40-percent from three.
Coleman was hearing from the former Oregon staff on a regular basis out of high school and is looking forward to meeting with the new staff and hopefully earning an offer.
"Oregon is a school I'd love to go to because of the location to my family and also the recent success," said Coleman.
For now Coleman plans on waiting on a decision until next spring so that he can take official visits without it interfering with his final season at Eastern Arizona and his basketball development.
"I want to go to a school where I can come in right away and make an impact and be able to contribute to the teams success," said Coleman. "Being able to play close to home will also be nice."
Coleman is currently hearing from Idaho, Portland, Portland State, Eastern Washington, Seattle, and UTEP.