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Shavon Coleman waiting to see

Last week, Howard College small forward Shavon Coleman said he would be ready to announce his senior college choice around the start of the national signing period Wednesday.

But with LSU as one of his three favorites, and with the Tigers working through a coaching change, the 6-foot-6 Thibodaux (La.) native said Monday he's going to wait to see how things play out in Baton Rouge

"I might wait a little while," Coleman said Monday morning. "I'm not going to sign on signing day."

Coleman, who has also visited Oklahoma and said he made an unofficial visit to Texas Tech over Easter weekend ("It was good," he said), said he wants to give whoever the next coach might be a chance.

"I'm still going to look at LSU," he said. "For the next coach, if they recruit me, I'm still interested. If not, I'm fine with that."

He said LSU's proximity to his Bayou-country hometown is a factor, but not necessarily the end-all factor.

"It's not really a big factor, but it's a good thing for me and for my family to come see me play," he said. "At the end of the day, it's still my decision and I'm positive about it."

Coleman was a highly-recruited prospect out of Thibodaux High before going to Howard, where he averaged 14.7 points and 6.6 rebounds as a sophomore in 2011-12 while making all-conference in one of the nation's toughest junior college leagues. Coveted for his all-around floor game, Coleman would potentially add length on the wing for the Tigers, who started 5-9 Andre Stringer at shooting guard and had only one player, Ralston Turner, with Coleman's length on the perimeter.