Grant Coleman of Mahomet-Seymour High School (IL) and Indiana Elite North has made his commitment to Wisconsin-Milwaukee and head coach Pat Baldwin. The verbal commitment comes right Coleman took his official visit to Milwaukee over this past weekend. The forward told us that he committed now because “I really enjoyed being around the coaching staff and seeing what it’s like to be a part of the program.”

The 6’7” senior chose the Panthers over his other scholarship offer from Southeast Missouri State. His two scholarship offer came recently back in early August. In addition to his two offers, Coleman also had a good amount of Division 1 interest from Cleveland State, Lipscomb, Mount St. Mary’s, and Youngstown State. 

When asked why he picked Wisconsin-Milwaukee Coleman told us “I was impressed with the team and how the coaches pushed the players to work hard…feel like it’s a place where I can continue to develop my skills.” He also mentioned how much he liked the city of Milwaukee itself and all of the activities the city has to offer. 

“The coaches did a great job showing me how I fit in with their offense and possibly have the opportunity to be a part of that right away.” Coleman mentioned when asked on how he saw himself fitting in with the team. 

Coleman is the first commitment in the Panthers 2020 recruitment class. He will bring to Milwaukee a strong ability to score the basketball. The 6’7” forward does a good amount of his damage from the perimeter with his jump shooting. He has a smooth jump shot and can knock down shots from beyond the arc and mid-range in bunches. Plus, he is well rounded with his good passing skills and ability to drive to the basket. 

Before he heads up north to Milwaukee next fall, Coleman would like to make it to the Illinois state finals and average a double-double during his senior season.