The Aggies are showing serious interest in Tularosa boys basketball sophomore Jim Coleman.
Standing at 6-foot-3, Coleman is long and lanky. He is a strong ballhandler with either hand. He has good court vision and is Tularosa’s point guard. It is very conceivable that Coleman could grow another two, three inches, which would make him a possibly 6-5, 6-6 PG on the next level.
“They just told me I’ve got to play hard and keep my grades up and they’ll keep looking at me,” Coleman said.
Coleman said NMSU likes the way he handles and pushes the ball and that the school would like to see him continue to improve on his jumpshot.
Coleman is Tularosa’s second-best player behind his older brother Emery, who’s a senior at the school.
Obviously a player being recruited out of Tularosa is rare which makes Coleman’s situation interesting. The consensus is that the Wildcats are the top team this year in Class 2A, although the team just lost on Friday night at Mesilla Valley Christian School.
At this point Coleman hasn’t received much interest from other schools, although expect other regional programs to come looking.
There is also word that the Aggies have interest in another in-state sophomore, Clovis point guard John Dawson. He stands at 6-foot-1, 175 pounds. He’s averaging 8.4 points, 7.2 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game.