First-year Nevada basketball coach Steve Alford is an Indiana icon and he's going back to his home state to try and lure the Wolf Pack's latest prospect to take an official visit to campus.
Tre Coleman, a 6-foot-5, 190-pound wing player from Jeffersonville, Ind., is taking an official visit to Nevada this weekend. He is a three-star recruit on 247Sports.com, which lists him as the No. 266 player in the 2020 class in the site's consensus rankings, which place him 10th in the state of Indiana and 46th among small forwards. Rivals ranks Coleman as a three-star recruit, while ESPN does not have a profile page for him.
Coleman averaged 16 points, 6.4 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 2.4 steals and 2.1 blocks per game as a junior last season. He shot 59 percent from the field, 38 percent from three and 65 percent from the free throw line. He's more of a slasher than a shooter and has shown the ability to get to the foul line with frequency.
Coleman reports offers from Nebraska, New Orleans, Indiana State, Ball State, Duquesne , Kent State, IUPUI, Akron, Murray State, Miami (Ohio), Wisconsin-Green Bay, Western Michigan, Evansville, Mercer and Monmouth. He also has received interest from Purdue while playing his summer ball for Indiana Elite 2020.
The Indianapolis Star ranked Coleman the fourth-best player in Indiana in the 2020 recruiting class, writing: "The 6-5 Coleman showed potential as an inside-outside threat as a sophomore, doing much of his work around the basket. Indiana State, Nebraska and New Orleans have offered and several high-major programs are interested."
Coleman's older brother, Jaden, was a freshman last season at Parkland College, a Division II junior-college program in Champaign, Ill.
Nevada has three verbal commitments in the 2020 class, including combo guard Alem Huseinovic, wing player Justin Johnson and power forward DeAndre Henry. The Wolf Pack has two more scholarships available in 2020. Here is an overview of Nevada's 2020 class.