BrandonClayScouting: Player Card – Matthew Coleman

C. Matthew Coleman of Norfolk, Va., is one of the nation's premier point guards. She what makes him special on his #BCSReport Player Card. Photo cred - Jon Lopez/Nike

C. Matthew Coleman of Norfolk, Va., is one of the nation’s premier point guards. She what makes him special on his #BCSReport Player Card. Photo cred – Jon Lopez/Nike


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Matt ColemanMatthew Coleman (Norfolk, Va.), Oak Hill Academy / Boo Williams – 2017
Height: 6’1″

Position: Point Guard
Committed College: Undecided
Star Grade:
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By: @JLHemingwayPSB & @BrandonClayPSB

Date: December 4, 2015
Evaluator: Jonathan Hemingway
Location: Marshall Co. Hoop Fest (Benton, Ky.)

Coleman plays fast, really fast. He is an elite distributor of the basketball and does an excellent job of finding his shooters with diagonal passes in transition or off the drive.

Date: June 18, 2015
Evaluator: Jonathan Hemingway
Location: NBPA Top 100 Camp (Charlottesville, Va.)

Coleman is a play-making point guard who can hit the jumper off the reversal or off the pull-up. He hit several tough floaters in the lane vs. pressure.

Date: June 18, 2015
Evaluator: Brandon Clay
Location: NBPA Top 100 Camp (Charlottesville, Va.)

Coleman is a distributor who continued to showcase himself as one of the premier options at the point spot in his class here. He made a slick behind the back pass on the break but stuggled a bit to finish in the half court setting with a whole host of 6’9″ and bigger post players.

Date: May 24, 2015
Evaluator: Jonathan Hemingway
Location: Nike EYBL (Minneapolis, Minn.)

Coleman used his dribbling ability to shake defenders to get off his own shot effectively in this setting He picked his spots well and did not force his jumper. He averaged 9 points and 3.5 assists on the circuit.

Date: May 23, 2015
Evaluator: Brandon Clay
Location: Nike EYBL (Minneapolis, Minn.)

Coleman continues to show himself as one of the better point guards in the class. The left-hand dominant distributor loves to make plays attacking the lane to kick it to a teammate or finish the basket himself.

Date: October 4, 2014
Evaluator: Jonathan Hemingway
Location: USA Basketball Mini-Camp (Colorado Springs, Colo.)

Coleman is a left handed point guard who is a quick slasher to the bucket. He did a very good job of using the hesitation move with either hand to create space.

Date: October 3, 2014
Evaluator: Brandon Clay
Location: USA Basketball Mini-Camp (Colorado Springs, Colo.)

Coleman is a smooth guard with end-to-end speed. The left-handed prospect got to the rim here making plays to finish in the paint. He competed with Jaylen Hands (CA) and Markus Howard (AZ) in this setting. Coleman might not be the distributor that those two are but he’s in that realm of comparison.

Date: July 17, 2014
Evaluator: Jonathan Hemingway
Location: Nike EYBL Peach Jam (North Augusta, S.C.)

Coleman played a bit on the ball and off the ball as he split PG duties with Rice commit Marcus Evans. He played his role pretty well and was able to slide into the lane to finish. He still has some lessons to learn as the bigger defenders sent a few of his floaters in the stands here today.

Date: June 14, 2014
Evaluator: Brandon Clay
Location: Nike Elite 100 Camp (St. Louis, Mo.)

Coleman played his natural position on the ball here and we’ve adjusted his position accordingly. He’s a good athlete with an average build right now. He didn’t showcase a definitive specialty but has a solid all-around game at this stage.

Date: May 24, 2014
Evaluator: Brandon Clay
Location: Nike EYBL (Minneapolis, Minn.)

Coleman is a young guard playing on a big stage. He’s a good athlete with skill to go with it. Playing two years up, he didn’t showcase a definite specialty in this eval but was impactful in quality minutes.

Highlights of Coleman courtesy of Courtside Films

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Brandon-Clay-Bio-2Brandon Clay is the Executive Camp Director of the Elite Basketball Academy and the owner of Brandon Clay Scouting. Clay is also the owner of Peach State Basketball, Inc., and serves on the Naismith Trophy Men’s / Women’s College Player of the Year Academy and the HS Boys / Girls All-American Team Board of Selectors. He is also the Director of Scouting for the OTRHoopsReport.com National Scouting Report. Clay has been involved in the community since 2001. You can reach him at BrandonClay@PeachStateBasketball.com

Coach Hemi-100-100Jonathan Hemingway is a National Evaluator for the OTRHoopsReport. Hemingway serves on the Board of Selectors for the Naismith Trophy. also He is also the publisher of CoachHemi.com. He has been involved in the community since 1996 as a coach, camp director and evaluator. You can reach him via email at JonathanHemingway@PeachStateBasketball.com and follow him on  twitter @JLHemingwayPSB