KU Basketball Big Men: Dwight Coleby
This transfer from Ole Miss almost seems like the forgotten man in this conversation. Dwight Coleby brings plenty of experience.
While Coleby will probably never be a prolific scorer, he is a good shooter, hitting 53.2 percent of his shots as a sophomore and 79.7 percent of his free throw attempts.
In his career, Coleby has averaged 4.0 points per game and 3.4 rebounds. While these numbers don’t jump out, there was a marked improvement from his freshman to his sophomore year.
As his minutes increased, so did his scoring and rebounding. He has had a full year to get acclimated to Self’s system and should be ready to step in and contribute immediately when the season starts.
While Coleby will probably never be a prolific scorer, he is a solid shooter, hitting 53.2 percent of his shots as a sophomore (up from 47.1 percent) and 79.7 percent of his free throw attempts (up drastically from 52.6 percent). He also blocked 47 shots in his two seasons at Ole Miss.
He is a hand-picked piece of the puzzle for Self, much like Tarik Black a few years ago. Coleby should be able to step in right away and off steady minutes all season.
Most likely, Coleby will come off the bench but has the talent and experience at the college level to fill in as a starter should the need arise.
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