Aubrey Coleman

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Aubrey Coleman
Shooting guard
Personal information
Born (1987-10-09) October 9, 1987 (age 26)
Houston, Texas
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight 200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High school Thurgood Marshall
(Missouri City, Texas)
Gulf Shores Academy
(Houston, Texas)
College Southwest Mississippi CC (2006–2008)
Houston (2008–2010)
NBA draft 2010 / Undrafted
Pro playing career 2010–present
Career history
2010 Aliağa Petkim (Turkey)
2011 Austin Toros (D-League)
2011–2012 Angelico Biella (Italy)
2012 Nymburk (Czech)
2012–2013 Austin Toros (D-League)
2013 Reno Bighorns (D-League)
2013 Cholet Basket (France)
2013 Cimberio Varese (Italy)
2014 Nilan Bisons Loimaa (Finland)

Aubrey Gene Coleman (born October 9, 1987) is an American professional basketball player. He played college basketball as an all-Conference USA player for the University of Houston where he became the NCAA's leading scorer for the 2010 season. He currently plays for Nilan Bisons Loimaa of Korisliiga in Finland.

Career[edit]

Early years[edit]

Coleman played in high school for Thurgood Marshall High School and Gulf Shores Academy, and at the junior college level for Southwest Mississippi Community College.

College[edit]

Coleman played as a guard for Houston under the jersey number 12, and majored in sociology. At Houston, Coleman was the 2009 Conference USA Newcomer of the Year as well as a selection for the 2009 All-Conference USA first team.[1][2] He also received honors of being named to the 2008-09 NABC All-District 11 first team and the 2008-09 USBWA All-District VII Team. His junior season where he started 32 for games, he was the team leader for the Cougars with 19.4 points per game, and was second-place for rebounds per game with 8.2.[3] He also led the league with 2.3 steals per game, received the Conference USA Rookie of the Week award five times, and the Conference USA Player of the Week award two times. During the postseason, he was a part of Houston's team during the 2009 College Basketball Invitational. His season was marred by an incident in January, 2009 in a game against Arizona in which he accidentally stepped on opposing player Chase Budinger's face.[4] Coleman was suspended one game.[5]

For the 2009-10 season, Aubrey Coleman ended the season as the nation's leading scorer in the NCAA. A part of the first Cougars team to win the Conference USA Men's Basketball Tournament in 2010, Coleman was also a part of the first Houston team to enter the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship since 1992.

Professional[edit]

Coleman played for the New Orleans Hornets in the NBA Summer League in 2010,[6] where he averaged 11.4 points and 3.0 rebounds in 5 games,[7] and later joined the Turkish Basketball League team Aliağa Petkim,[8] but left the team in December 2010 due to personal reasons.[9] It was announced that Coleman had joined the Austin Toros of the NBA Developmental League on January 6, 2011.[10] In April 2011 he signed with Angelico Biella in Italy until the end of the season.[11]

After being reacquired by the Toros for the 2012–13 season, on February 22, 2013, he was traded to the Reno Bighorns in exchange for Dontell Jefferson.[12] However, on February 25 and after just two games, he was waived by the Bighorns. In March 2013, he signed with Cholet Basket.[13] On July 16, 2013, Coleman signed with Cimberio Varese.[14] He parted ways with them on December 10, 2013,[15] and signed with Nilan Bisons Loimaa of Korisliiga in Finland in February 2014.[16]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Player Bio: Aubrey Coleman". Houston Cougars athletics. Retrieved 2009-11-27. 
  2. ^ Katz, Andy (2009-09-04). "Best of the Rest ShootAround: The teams and players you do not want to face". ESPN. Retrieved 2009-11-27. 
  3. ^ Campbell, Steve (2009-11-17). "Pressure's on Penders for tourney appearance". Houston Chronicle. Archived from the original on 24 November 2009. Retrieved 2009-11-27. 
  4. ^ Houston's Coleman sorry for stepping on face of Arizona's Budinger - ESPN
  5. ^ Houston's Aubrey Coleman suspended for misconduct - ESPN
  6. ^ NBA Summer League Rosters - Vegas
  7. ^ http://www.nba.com/summerleague2010/players/sl_aubrey_coleman/
  8. ^ http://salsabasket.blogspot.com/2010/07/aubrey-coleman-aliagada.html
  9. ^ Coleman Aliağa'dan Ayrıldı(Turkish)
  10. ^ Schroeder, Scott (2011-01-06). "Spurs-Owned Austin Toros Acquire 2010 NCAA Leading Scorer Aubrey Coleman". NBA Fanhouse. Retrieved 2011-01-23. 
  11. ^ Coleman in arrivo a Biella (Italian)
  12. ^ Austin Toros Finalize Trade with Reno Bighorns
  13. ^ "Aubrey Coleman from D-League to Cholet, France". court-side.com. Retrieved 19 April 2013. 
  14. ^ "Cimberio Varese announced Aubrey Coleman". Sportando.net. Retrieved 16 July 2013. 
  15. ^ "Cimberio Varese, Aubrey Coleman part ways". Sportando.net. 10 December 2013. Retrieved 23 January 2014. 
  16. ^ Vertanen, Tatu (February 7, 2014). "Aubrey Coleman Bisonsin riveihin". veikkaajat.com (in Finnish). Retrieved March 14, 2014. 

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