Duke basketball: Player comparisons for seven incoming Blue Devils

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Pick Analysis. 6-foot-8. player. 434. Scouting Report. 240 pounds. Henry Coleman. PF

  • No. 44 overall recruit nationally
  • No. 7 power forward

Listed in my top 5 most underrated recruits, Henry Coleman is a beast of a prospect, with his physical maturity far ahead of most in his recruiting class. His strong rebounding is directly correlated to the constant energy that he provides, which should also likely lead to far above average play on the defensive side of the ball.

Coleman’s shooting touch is what has stunted his surge into the top 30 or so recruits nationally, but like Mark Williams, a lot of the skills that he provides are not teachable.

Duke basketball fans should be ultra excited for Coleman to arrive in Durham. Whether he is able to carve out a role on this year’s team remains to be seen, but he certainly has the size, toughness, athleticism, and physical maturity to play the small-ball five-spot for the Blue Devils. Even if he doesn’t see much time this year, I think his potential is sky-high. I see a more adept on the glass version of UNC’s Nassir Little.