One of Virginia’s targets for the class of 2020 that is participating in this week's NBPA Top 100 Camp at John Paul Jones Arena is Henry Coleman, a four-star small forward from Trinity Episcopal School in Richmond.
Coleman has received interest from a number of Power 5 schools, and he said Wednesday that UCLA and Duke have reached out to him recently.
He added he plans to narrow his list down to seven in July before making his college decision around October/November. Virginia is hoping he comes to his home state school.
“I’ve been coming up here since I was little,” he said. “I’m a big fan.”
The national championship game was the same evening as Coleman’s prom, and he said he was watching the game on his cell phone in the car. After the final whistle, his mother called him screaming.
He laughed when recalling the story Wednesday.
“It was unbelievable,” he said.
Players learn with former pros
The players at the camp were broken into 10 teams: the Philadelphia 76ers, Milwaukee Bucks, Chicago Bulls, Boston Celtics, Miami Heat, New York Knicks, Los Angeles Lakers, Houston Rockets, San Antonio Spurs and Golden State Warriors.
The teams were coached by various former professional players. Coleman played for the Knicks, which was coached by Ricky Davis. Abdur-Rahim’s Celtics squad was helmed by Aaron Brooks. Other notables included Greg Oden on the 76ers, Greg Monroe on the Bulls and Kendrick Perkins with the Warriors.