Duke men’s basketball freshman forward Henry Coleman III has announced his intention to enter the NCAA’s transfer portal.
“I want to thank Duke University for the opportunity to be a part of this program,” said Coleman. “Since the season ended, I have had discussions with my family and my coaches at Duke, and have decided to enter my name in the transfer portal. I’m so appreciative for what the coaching staff, the support staff and so many others on campus have done not only for me, but for all of my teammates. The relationships that I have built will be with me forever. Lastly, I want to show my love for the Duke fans who stuck with us throughout this unusual season. Although you weren’t able to see us in person, your support meant so much. Thank you Duke.”
The Richmond, Va., native appeared in 19 games during his freshman campaign, including each of the final 11 contests of the season. A presence on the interior, he shot 10-of-20 (.500) from the field and averaged 1.1 points with 1.4 rebounds in 5.0 minutes per game. He provided a spark off the bench against North Carolina on Feb. 6, scoring four points, dishing out two assists, grabbing two boards and blocking a shot in 13 minutes. In the win over No. 7 Virginia on Feb. 20, he went 2-of-2 from the floor for four points, while recording a pair of rebounds and a blocked shot.
“I want to thank Henry and his family and offer my support to his decision,” said Duke Head Men’s Basketball Coach Mike Krzyzewski. “We certainly will miss what Henry brought to our team. His has a terrific career in front of him and we wish him well.”