Dallan "Deebo" Coleman, from West Nassau High School in Callahan, Fla., is Georgia Tech's lone commitment from the high school class of 2021 who has been named a Sports Illustrated All-American candidate.
Coleman committed to the Yellow Jackets in late October over a final list of schools that included Texas Tech and Ole Miss. In an interview with Sports Illustrated All-American, the 6-foot-6 shooting guard explained that his longtime familiarity with the program and promises of a marquee offensive role from coach Josh Pastner loomed large to his college decision.
Coleman is considered one of the deadliest jump-shooters in high school basketball, with comfortable range out to the NBA three-point line. He averaged 25.8 points, 8.1 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 3.9 steals a game while shooting 46% from the three-point line as a junior.
Coleman is the only Georgia Tech commit and/or key recruiting target who ranks among SI's top-99 high school seniors in the country.
Hundreds and hundreds of student-athletes were evaluated for the SI99—Sports Illustrated’s ranking of the top-99 senior high school basketball players in the country—before the list of All-American candidates was finalized. Video highlights, scouting analyses and a breakdown of each player’s college verbal commitment and/or top college contenders can be found on their bio pages at SIAllAmerican.com.
The SI99 was unveiled on Dec. 2, accompanied by lists of prospects ordered by state and college choice/contenders. Position rankings, in-depth videos on top-rated players and more will be released throughout the remainder of December. Sports Illustrated’s final All-American teams for the 2020-21 prep hoops season will be announced in coming months.