Virginia already had one 5-foot-9 point guard on its roster, and he’s turned out to be pretty good: Kihei Clark. On Wednesday evening, UVA landed another 5-foot-9 point guard: preferred walk-on Chase Coleman.
Coleman is an in-state recruit, who hails from Norfolk; as a senior he helped lead Maury High School to a state championship. It was the program’s first state title since 1927. He elected to walk-on at Virginia over playing for nearby Hampton.
Chase Coleman, wearing number 1, led Maury to its first state title in 92 years, now he'll be joining the National Champion UVA Cavaliers as a preferred walk-on. He's one of the most mature high school players I've ever covered. @WAVY_News pic.twitter.com/2VZYxUfgty
— Brian Parsons (@bpar73) May 23, 2019
Matt Coleman, who just finished up his sophomore season with Shaka Smart at Texas, is Chase’s older brother.
Tony Bennett’s 2019 recruiting class now sits at five, including Coleman and JUCO wing Tomas Woldetensae. Casey Morsell, a 4-star guard, is the headliner.