Incoming Duke freshmen Henry Coleman took time away from quarantine to appear on the YouTube show Absolute Basketball Experience with Jamie Shaw.
The four-star power forward broke down his game for fans who haven’t seen him in action, talking about how he developed at Richmond’s Trinity Episcopal School.
“Being able to distribute the ball to different people,” he said of what playing on the talent-filled roster helped him with. “With Trinity, we had a variety of guys come through there, from McDonald’s All-Americans to guys that are just very, very talented. Being able to distribute the ball to those type of guys, seeing what works, what doesn’t work. As a whole, just being able to touch with those guys on different levels. A lot of high school teams in this area don’t get a team full of guys, three or four guys that are Division One. Playing with those guys is something special.”
He tried to choose a player to compare his game to and ended up blending several NBA standouts.
“There are a couple guys I’ve modeled my game after—bits and pieces,” he said. “Draymond Green is a guy that is kind of of gritty and hard. Kawai (Leonard), who is in between. Kyle Kuzma—a guy who can step out on the perimeter and knock down a good amount of shots.”
As for his biggest strength, Coleman said, “Probably my motor. I’m always going to play hard, whether I score four points or 40, I’m always going to play hard.”