0  Will Coleman
Will Coleman

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Columbus, Ga.

High School:
Glenwood HS

Last College:
Miami Dade College

Height / Weight:
6-9 / 245

Position:
Forward

Experience:
2L


02/11/2014

Memphis Basketball Notes Vs. UCF

Tigers complete three-game homestand Wednesday evening

01/24/2014

Memphis Basketball Notes Vs. USF

Tigers to host Bulls in an American Athletic Conference matinee at FedExForum Sunday.

01/22/2014

Memphis Basketball Notes Vs. Houston

Tigers Return to Conference Play, Host Cougars

01/01/2010

Memphis vs. Tennessee - 12/31/09

Photos from the Memphis vs. Tennessee men's basketball game at the FedExForum on Dec. 31, 2009.

11/16/2009

Memphis vs. Jackson State

Memphis men's basketball vs. Jackson State at the FedExForum on November 13, 2009.

Career
Transferred to the University of Memphis from Miami Dade College in 2009 ... Played final two seasons (2009-10, 2010-11) of college basketball for the Tigers ... Saw action 69 games and made 33 starts ... Averaged 7.2 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.5 blocked shots ... Shot 63.5 percent from the field and 60.1 percent from the free throw line ... Had 21 assists and 25 steals ... Recorded five career double-doubles.

Honors
Received 2011 Conference USA Spirit of Service Award, given to student-athletes that show significant community service, good academic standing and participation in their elected sport ... Participated in the 2011 Denny's Slam Dunk Contest during the NCAA Final Four weekend activities (Mar. 31-Apr. 4) in Houston, Texas ... Invited to and played in the prestigious Portsmouth Invitational in Portsmouth, Va., Apr. 8-11.

On The Charts
Career: His 63.5 career field goal percentage is No. 1 on the Memphis all-time list ... Single Season: His 73 blocked shots in 2009-10 is the ninth-most for a single season in school history ... His 63.9 field goal percentage in 2009-10 is second-best for a season ... His 63.1 field goal percentage in 2010-11 is tied for third-best for a season ... Single Game: His seven blocks vs. UAB on Feb. 3 are tied for the seventh-most for a game (2009-10 season).

Team Accomplishments
A member of Tigers squads from 2010-11 that posted a combined 49-20 record ... Teams also combined for a 23-9 Conference USA mark ... Helped lead Memphis to back-to-back postseason appearances in 2010 (NIT) and 2011 (NCAA) ... A member of the 2010-11 team that won the Conference USA Tournament championship ... It was the program's first conference tournament title won outside the city of Memphis since 1987 ... In 2009-10 season, Tigers posted a 24-10 overall record and a 13-3 C-USA mark (second place) and advanced to the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) second round ... In 2010-11, Memphis recorded a 25-10 overall record and a 10-6 C-USA record (fourth place) and earned the league's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament ... The No. 12 seed Tigers dropped a hard-fought 77-75 decision to No. 5 seed Arizona in one of the most thrilling games of the NCAA Tournament second round.

2010-11 Season (Senior)
Played in all 35 games and made 15 starts ... Played 671 minutes ... Averaged 7.0 points, 4.5 rebounds and 0.9 blocked shots ... Shot 63.1 percent from the field and 58.5 percent from the charity stripe ... His 63.1 field goal percentage is tied for third-best mark for a single season in school history ... Had 10 assists and 11 steals ... Netted double figures in scoring 11 times and recorded two double-doubles ... Pulled down six or more boards in 12 contests ... Ranked among C-USA leaders (overall games) in blocked shots (12th; 0.9 bpg) ...

Postseason (NCAA/C-USA Tournaments): Played in all four postseason games ... Averaged 8.0 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.3 blocked shots ... Shot 63.2 percent from the field ... In final collegiate game of career, nearly posted a double-double with nine points and 11 boards in a narrow 77-75 setback to Arizona in NCAA Tournament second round ... Netted the nine points on 4-of-7 FG and 1-of-4 FT in 28 minutes ... The 11 boards tied a season high ... In C-USA Tournament, saw action in all three games ... Averaged 7.7 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.7 blocked shots in the three C-USA Tournament contests ... Scored eight points and added one board and one block in the Tigers' come-from-behind 67-66 victory over UTEP in the championship game ... Netted six of his eight points vs. the Miners in a four-minute, first-half span to help keep the Tigers within striking distance ... Had 11 points, four boards and three blocked shots vs. East Carolina in the C-USA Tournament semifinal contest ... Scored six of his 11 points in a five-minute stretch in the first half that extended an 11-7 lead to 21-12 ... Scored four points and grabbed five boards in a 66-63 C-USA Tournament quarterfinal win over Southern Miss ...

Conference USA play: Saw game action in all 16 C-USA contests ... Made six starts ... Averaged 6.4 points, 4.1 boards and 0.4 blocks ... Shot 61.8 percent from the floor and 61.3 percent from the free throw line ... Had six double-figure scoring games ... Posted two double-doubles ... Had seven games with four or more rebounds ... Posted eight points and six boards in a road loss at East Carolina ... Scored 10 points and added five boards in a home victory over Southern Miss ... Played 33 minutes (tied career high) in a home setback to Tulsa ... Posted a double-double vs. the Golden Hurricane with 11 points and 10 boards ... Also had two blocks vs. Tulsa ... Scored 10 points and grabbed five rebounds in a home victory over UCF ... Netted 13 points in a road win at UAB on 5-of-6 FG and 3-of-4 FT ... Posted a double-double of 19 points and 11 rebounds in a home win over Marshall ... The 11 boards were a season high ... The 19 points was his best offensive game in C-USA play ... Tied a career high with eight field goals made vs. Marshall ... Opened conference action with 11 points, three boards, one block and one steal in a home win over East Carolina ...

Non-conference play (regular season games only): Played in all 15 non-league games and made nine starts ... Averaged 7.4 points, 4.7 boards and 1.4 blocks ... Shot 64.3 percent from the floor and 56.8 percent from the foul line ... Had four double-figure scoring games ... Had seven games with six or more rebounds ... Scored nine points (4-of-5 FG; 1-of-2 FT) and pulled down seven boards in a road win at Gonzaga ... Netted six of his nine points in a 15-2 second half-opening run to turn a 32-all halftime tie into a 47-34 lead ... Played a career-high 33 minutes in a road loss at Tennessee ... Had 17 points, nine rebounds, three blocks and one steal vs. the Volunteers ... In a three-game stretch from Texas A&M-Corpus Christi to Lipscomb, averaged 11.0 points and 7.3 boards ... Pulled down seven boards vs. Lipscomb ... Scored 12 points and added six boards in a home setback to Georgetown ... Had 15 points, nine rebounds and four blocks (tied season high) in a home win over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi ... Blocked a season-best four shots in a home win over Austin Peay ... Netted a career-high 20 points vs. Tennessee Martin (8-of-9 FG; 4-of-6 FT) ... The eight field goals made were a career high ... Also had seven boards and two blocks vs. the Skyhawks ... Scored the 20 points in only 19 minutes ... Grabbed eight boards in the season-opening win over Centenary.

2009-10 Season (Junior)
Saw action in all 34 games and made 18 starts ... Started the final 11 games of the season ... Averaged 7.4 points and 6.2 boards ... Had 73 blocked shots, 14 steals and 11 assists ... Shot 63.9 percent from the floor and 61.6 percent from the charity stripe ... Led team in rebounding, blocked shots and field goal percentage ... Was squad's fifth-leading scorer ... Averaged 23.0 minutes per game ... Had eight double-figure scoring games, including the last four contests of the year ... Posted double digits on the glass in four games ... Had three double-doubles vs. Ole Miss, St. John's and Jackson State ... Ranked among Conference USA leaders in rebounding (14th) and blocked shots (3rd) ...

Played his best basketball down the final stretch of the season (last 16 games) ... In those 16 games, averaged 8.4 points and 6.9 rebounds and shot 65.9 percent from the field ... Also recorded 32 of his 73 blocked shots in those final 16 games ... Prior to run of last 16 games, was averaging 6.4 points and 5.6 boards and was shooting 61.6 percent from the field ...

Postseason (NIT/C-USA Tournament): Started all three postseason games ... Averaged 30.7 minutes of playing time in the postseason ... Posted a double-double with averages of 13.0 points and 11.3 rebounds in the three postseason contests ... Added eight blocks and shot 60.7 percent from the field ... In the two NIT games, averaged 12.5 points, 13.0 rebounds and 2.5 blocks ... Shot 57.9 percent from the floor ... Closed his first season at the NCAA Division I level with consecutive double-double performances vs. Ole Miss and St. John's in the NIT ... Posted third double-double of the season with 15 points and a career-high 14 boards vs. Ole Miss in the NIT second round ... Also had two blocks vs. the Rebels ... Had a double-double of 10 points and 12 rebounds vs. St. John's in the NIT first round ... Had three blocks in the thrilling 73-71 win over the Red Storm ... In the Conference USA Tournament, had 14 points, eight rebounds and three blocked shots vs. Houston ...

Conference USA play: Played in all 16 league games and started the final eight C-USA contests ... Averaged 6.9 points and 5.0 rebounds vs. league foes ... Had 28 blocks ... Shot 69.4 percent from the floor and 65.8 percent from the free throw line ... Ranked among C-USA leaders (league games only) in blocked shots (3rd) ... In the regular season finale, scored 15 points, grabbed nine boards and blocked two shots in a home win over Tulsa ... Played an even game vs. C-USA preseason Player of the Year Jerome Jordan, who had 19 points, six boards and one block ... Had eight points, three boards and three blocks in a road victory at UAB ... Posted eight points and six boards in a road setback at Houston ... Had a perfect shooting game vs. the Cougars with 3-of-3 FG and 2-of-2 FT ... Scored 13 points and added seven rebounds and two blocks in a road win at Tulane ... Helped halt a Green Wave rally with two three-point plays in a 2:30 span that increased a 59-55 lead to 67-57 with 4:02 left ... Had seven points, seven rebounds and three blocks in a road win at Tulsa ... Blocked a career-high seven shots in a home win over UAB ... Also had four points and nine boards vs. the Blazers ... Four of his seven swats came in the final 6:18 of the game, helping the Tigers maintain their lead ... His last two blocks came with under 1:50 to play and Memphis leading 73-69 ... From there, the Tigers outscored UAB 12-6 en route to the 85-75 win ... Scored 12 points and added five boards and one block in a road win at Marshall ... Grabbed six boards in a home victory over Houston ... Had eight points and five boards vs. East Carolina ... In C-USA debut at Southern Miss, posted four points and five rebounds ...

Non-conference play (regular season games only): Saw action in all 15 non-conference games and started seven ... Averaged 6.7 points and 6.5 rebounds ... Shot 60 percent from the floor and 59 percent from the free throw line ... Had 37 blocks, 10 steals and eight assists ... Had two or more blocked shots in 13 of 15 non-C-USA games ... Posted two double-figure scoring games and two double-digit rebounding contests ... Had one double-double ... Scored nine points, pulled down eight boards and blocked two shots in a home setback to Gonzaga ... Posted six boards and two blocked shots vs. Syracuse ... Had eight points, seven rebounds and three blocks vs. Houston Baptist ... Grabbed six boards and added three blocked shots vs. Tennessee ... Had six points, six boards and two blocks in a home win over IUPUI ... Recorded a career-high three steals vs. UMass ... Pulled down eight boards and added three blocks in a road win at UALR ... Scored eight points and grabbed 10 boards vs. Arkansas State ... Had 12 points, six boards and four blocked shots in a home win over Oakland ... Posted nine points, eight rebounds and three blocked shots vs. Tennessee Tech ... Had eight points, five boards, two blocks and two steals vs. Kansas ... Posted a double-double of 16 points (season high) and 10 boards in his collegiate debut vs. Jackson State.

Junior College
Played two seasons for head coach Matt Eisele at Miami Dade College ... Helped lead the Sharks to a 26-3 overall overall record and a perfect 12-0 Southern Conference mark in 2008-09 ... Won the Southern Conference regular season title ... Miami Dade College was ranked as high as No. 3 in the nation and No. 1 in the state of Florida ... Sharks dropped an overtime decision to Gulf Coast in the Florida Community College Athletic Association (FCCAA)/NJCAA Region VIII Tournament ... An FCCAA All-Southern Conference first team pick ... Averaged 10.5 points, 7.8 rebounds and 4.8 blocks ... Was fifth on the team in scoring and second in rebounding ... His 7.8 rebounding average ranked 15th in FCCAA/NJCAA Region VIII ... Shot a team-best 67.5 percent from the field and ranked fifth in the nation in field goal percentage ... The 67.5 percent led FCCAA/NJCAA Region VIII ... Led the team in blocks with 130 swats (4.8 bpg) and ranked second in the nation in that statistical category ... His 4.8 blocks per game led FCCAA/NJCAA Region VIII ... Prior to the 2008-09 season, was selected to the NJCAA All-America second team ... As a freshman in 2007-08, helped lead Miami Dade College to an 18-9 overall record and an 8-4 mark in the Southern Conference ... Saw action in 20 of the Sharks' 27 games ... Was third on the squad in scoring at 10.8 ppg and second in rebounding at 9.5 rpg ... Second-best field goal percentage at 58.4 percent as a freshman ... Was named to the FCCAA All-Southern Conference first team his freshman season ... Selected the NJCAA Player of the Week Jan. 27, 2008.

High School
Played his final season of his prep career for Coach Dusty Perdue at Glenwood High School ... Rated the No. 23 player in the state of Georgia his senior season by Rivals.com ... Helped lead Glenwood High School to a 30-1 overall record ... The Gators won the state championship ... Averaged a double-double of 17.2 points and 10.6 rebounds ... Also averaged 5.6 blocks per game ... Led the AISA 3A Region 2 Area 2 in scoring, rebounding and blocked shots ... As a junior, played at Pacelli Catholic High School ... Helped lead the Vikings to the school's first-ever berth in the Georgia State Tournament ... His back-to-back double-doubles helped Pacelli Catholic earn its state tournament berth ... Had an 18-point, 15-rebound, 10-block performance versus Brookstone ... Followed that game with 16 points, 17 rebounds and 14 blocks in a win over Stewart-Quitman in the second round of the Region 2-A Tournament ... For his junior campaign, averaged 14.3 points, 12.9 rebounds and 5.4 blocks ... Earned All-Region and All-Bi-City accolades ... Started playing organized basketball as a junior in high school.

Personal
Full name is William Christopher Coleman ... Son of William and Johnnie Coleman ... Birthday is November 16 ... Earned his bachelor's degree in Interdisciplinary Studies in May 2011.

Coleman's Career Stats

GP-GS MIN/AVG FG-A FG-Pct 3G-A 3pt-Pct FT-A FT-pct OR-DR Tot/Avg A TO BL ST Pts/Avg
09-10 34-18 783/23.0 99-155 .639 0-0 .000 53-86 .616 75-136 211/6.2 11 37 73 14 251/7.4
10-11 35-15 671/19.2 99-157 .631 0-0 .000 48-82 .585 45-112 157/4.5 10 38 32 11 246-7.0
Total 69-33 1454/21.1 198-312 .635 0-0 .000 101-168 .601 120-248 368/5.3 21 75 105 25 497-7.2
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