March 31, 2010
INDIANAPOLIS - University of Houston senior guard Aubrey Coleman will be one of 22 players to compete at the 2010 Reese's College All-Star Game on Friday.
Coleman will be one of 11 players competing for the Reese's All-Stars against the Hershey's All-Stars. All players in the game are seniors and were selected by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC).
The game is part of Final Four Friday at Lucas Oil Stadium. Tip-off is scheduled for 3:35 p.m., Friday, and admission is free. The game also can be seen on CBS College Sports.
The Houston native will compete for the team led by former Purdue head coach Gene Keady. Current head coaches Bruce Weber of Illinois and Matt Painter of Purdue will serve as assistant coaches.
This season, Coleman leads the Cougars, Conference USA and the nation with 25.6 points per game and is poised to become the first national scoring champion in school history.
He posted nine 30-point games in 2009-10, including a career-high-tying 38-point effort at Tulane on March 6 during the regular-season finale, and tied for fourth in Houston history with 12 30-point games during his career.
He already ranks 11th on the school's career scoring chart with 1,516 points in only 67 games and became the greatest two-year scorer in Houston history
Although known for his offensive prowess, Coleman also is a leader on the defensive side of the court. He leads the league and ranks sixth in the country with 2.6 steals per game and topped the Cougars with 7.4 rebounds per game, good enough to rank eighth in the league.
Coleman became the first Cougar to be named to back-to-back All-Conference USA First Teams since guard Robert McKiver accomplished the feat in 2006-07 and 2007-08.