Will Coleman didn't start playing organized basketball until he was a junior in high school at Pacelli. For his senior season, he transferred to Glenwood, where he helped the Gators to an AISA state championship.
After going to a junior college in Florida, he signed with Memphis. The Tigers play in the second round of the NCAA tournament on Friday against Arizona.
''This is all new to me,'' Coleman said. ''I never expected anything like this. I used to see (the NCAA tournament) on TV, but I never imagined I would be playing in it.''
The game is at 2:45 p.m. and will be televised by CBS.
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As good as Coleman has been on the court, his off-the-court good deeds are the stuff of legends. Click on the two stories below.
Geoff Caulkins writes about Will Colemans off-the-court deeds.
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