Cade Coleman is an elite student-athlete currently attending Davison High School in Davison, Michigan. The 6’4 combo-guard is one of the best freshman in the Midwest, and is already receiving heavy interest from several high major programs. Playing with Parallel 45 on the AAU circuit this Spring, Cade has already caught the eyes of college coaches with his ability to shoot off the dribble or the catch, in addition to his excellent court vision and good ballhandling skills. Best known for knocking down jumpshots off the bounce or coming off screens, Cade is also an honor-roll student at Davison High School holding down a 3.9 GPA.
I. AAU & SELF ANALYSIS
EM: Congratulations on the breakout Spring with Parallel 45 on the AAU circuit, can you tell us how things are going for the team and for you individually?
CC: At times we play really well together and had some big wins against good teams, but we need to do that more consistently. Individually, this spring has been really big for me, I’ve been able to play more with the ball in my hands and become more of a playmaker rather than just a shooter.
— Jeremy Trent (@trent1ja) May 22, 2016
EM: Can you describe your game for those that are not familiar?
CC: My strengths are knocking down jumpshots off screens or off the dribble, setting my teammates up to get easy looks, being a strong ballhandler at my size helps with both aspects.
EM: How often do you work on your game?
CC: I’m in the gym 6 days a week as of right now, as the off-season/summer is the most important for improvement
6-4 Cade Coleman scoring from all three levels for P45 15U.
— Steve Bell (@BankHoops) May 15, 2016
II. ACADEMICS AND OFF-COURT INTERESTS
EM: Can we talk a bit about your interests as a student, what is your favorite subject?
CC: My favorite subject is Geography, and I’m working really hard to maintain a minimum 3.9 GPA.
EM: Any thoughts on what you’d like to major in when attending college?
CC: I plan on majoring in physical therapy
EM: What are your interests off the court?
CC: Hanging out with friends, and I enjoy vacationing/travel as well.
— 16U Parallel 45 (@Parallel4516u) April 18, 2016
EM: Shifting a bit to recruiting, can you tell us which schools are showing interest?
CC: Missouri, Northern Tennessee, CMU, Toledo, Loyola and some D2 and D3 schools.
EM: Which schools do you hear from the most?
CC: CMU and Toledo
EM: Any visits or team camps lined up in the near future?
CC: Missouri, CMU, and Toledo camps.
EM: Has it been difficult getting exposure coming from a smaller town?
CC: Because of my strong Spring I’ve been noticed a bit, but it (small town) can make things more difficult at times, but transferring from Millington (Class C) to Davison (Class A) has helped as well.
— 16U Parallel 45 (@Parallel4516u) April 8, 2016
IV. PERSONAL GOALS & ADVICE
EM: Any personal goals on or off the court?
CC: I would like to be able to have basketball as my job one day, but physical therapy is my career goal if basketball doesn’t work out.
EM: If you could give the youth some advice on how to succeed either on or off the court, what would you say?
CC: Ballhandling, fundamentals, and playing hard are the biggest things when it comes to basketball, but school is the most important thing for life in general in order to be successful.
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