NCB On The Trail: DaJuan Coleman

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1. Kentucky
Dakari Johnson, Julius Randle, Willie Cauley-Stein and Alex Poythress make up the most powerful frontcourt in the game. They can score, block shots and rebound with anyone.

2. Arizona
Brandon Ashley, Kaleb Tarczewski, Aaron Gordon.
This threesome is strong, long and explosive, and they use those gifts on both ends of the floor.

3. Syracuse
C.J. Fair, Rakeem Christmas, DaJuan Coleman, Baye Keita.
This bunch has both length and girth while protecting the basket and finishing inside.

4. Florida
Patric Young, transfer Dorian Finney-Smith (Virginia Tech) and Will Yeguete.
If Freshman Chris Walker becomes eligible in December this group could do serious damage together. They are extremely productive and could be dominant on the inside if Walker is playing.

Player of the Year
Marcus Smart. Nothing seems to faze this All-American. When you easily could have walked away from the college game and you come back, that means you are extremely confident in your ability. He has put up terrific numbers across the board, dominated the action at times and makes his team win -- that's what a POY does.
The father of ESPNU 100 small forward Jerami Grant (Hyattsville, Md./DeMatha Catholic) told the Syracuse Post-Standard on Sunday that his son will honor his commitment to the Orange despite the firing of assistant coach Bernie Fine.

"Not at all," said Harvey Grant of the impact Fine's firing would have on his son. "He's fully 110 percent committed to Syracuse."

Grant went on to say his family has not spoken to the Orange staff since the allegations surfaced last week. Syracuse assistant coach Adrian Autry was the main recruiter for Jerami.

Syracuse also holds a letter of intent from ESPNU 100 center DaJuan Coleman (DeWitt, N.Y./Jamesville-DeWitt H.S.).

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DaJuan Coleman to Syracuse

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Five-star center DaJuan Coleman (DeWitt, N.Y./Jamesville-DeWitt) has given a verbal commitment to Syracuse, multiple sources report.

Coleman is the 14th ranked player in the ESPNU 100 and the fourth-rated center.

The Orange now have two commitments for the Class of 2012. Fellow ESPNU 100 prospect Jerami Grant (Hyattsville, Md.) pledged in September.

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