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Nevada's Coleman to Play in Germany

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University of Nevada alum Marqueze Coleman has signed a professional contract to play basketball in Germany.  Coleman inked a deal to play for the s. Oliver Baskets this upcoming season.

Coleman just completed his senior season and fourth year in a Wolf Pack uniform.  The Los Angeles native earned second-team All-Mountain West honors from the coaches and media along with NABC District 17 second team honors.  He helped the Pack become the first MW and Nevada team to win a postseason championship as the Wolf Pack captured the CBI.  The first weekend of the season he earned Outrigger Resorts Rainbow Classic all-tournament team honors after leading the Pack to a 2-1 record in Hawaii.

He led the team averaging 15.1 points and 3.3 assists per game.  The four-year letter winner appeared in 122 games in his career and started 53.  His 1,098 career points ranks 21st in school history. 

In his final season he set the Nevada senior record with 181 made and 243 attempted free throws.  In 12 games he scored 20 or more points which includes three games of 30 or more points.  At intrastate rival UNLV he scored a game-high 31 points and grabbed a career-high 10 rebounds to record his only double-double in his time at Nevada.  At home against UNLV he attempted 20 free throws which tied the school record and is tied for the third most in a MW game in conference history. 

Eight times he scored a game-high; 34 at Hawai`i, 31 at Pacific, 19  vs. Drake, 26 at New Mexico, 22 at Fresno State, 21 vs. UNLV, 21 vs. San Diego State and 31 at UNLV.  In 13 games he led the Pack in scoring and 17 times during his career. 

In the home win against Holy Names he dished out a career-high 11 assists.  Coleman set career season highs in points (513), rebounds (145), free throws made (181), 3-pointers made (30) and field goals made (151) in his senior season. 

Coleman scored 64.5 percent of his points (331-of-513) after halftime which includes 22 in overtime for an average of 9.7 points per game after the break.  He averaged 5.3 made free throws per game on 7.1 attempts per contest.  Nationally ranked 19th in free throws attempted (243) and 24th having made (181).  He produced back-to-back 30 point games with 34 at Hawai`i and 31 at Pacific that were both game highs.  In the double overtime win at Pacific he played all 50 minutes.   In the one-point setback at Hawai`i he scored a career-high 34 points in just 24 minutes with 32 points coming in the second half.  At Pacific he netted 31 points with 15 coming in the two overtime periods, eight in the first OT and seven in the second overtime.

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