Night Of The Future Stars

By Paul Sykes

Get ready for Justin Coleman, Louisville basketball fans.

The Cardinal signee was easily the most popular player Friday at the Bellarmine University gymnasium for the two-on-two, three-point shooting and slam-dunk contests.

Coleman didn’t disappoint, getting to the finals of the two-on-two with with future U of L teammate Russ Smith, dazzling the crowd with his dunks, three-point shooting and open court maneuvering.

He also qualified for the upcoming finals of the dunk contest Saturday and narrowly missed making it to the finals of the three-point contest.

Elisha Justice was teamed up with U of L recruit Gorgei Dieng in the two-on-two. Dieng brought the crowd to its feet with a rim-rattling dunk early in the contest. Justice showed his shooting stroke from outside but didn’t qualify for the three-point finals.

Coleman worked the crowd all evening, showing why he’ll compete for time at the wing for U of L next season with his skills and hard work. Should be fun to watch Saturday in the Derby Classic. Smith has a decent range jumper and played well with Coleman in the two-on-two competition.

Game time is 7 p.m. at Freedom Hall.

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Paul Sykes

Paul Sykes owns Paul Sykes Advertising and does contract work for other advertising and publishing firms. The proud husband of Sonja, he has a fascination with bears, bars and Cardinal sports. He's also the moderator of

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  • April 10, 2010 at 12:12 am

    Justin coleman is a real deal,,he is next t will with better range,,he is big time player and he was amezing I watch him play on Friday and he was definetly most impresive player,,I wouldn’t be surprise if he start on 3 spot next year,,my favorite player in card uniform with siva definetly,,is gona be a lot of good dunks coming year coleman can flyyy

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