Led Walbrook to 1st State Title, Four-Year Letterman with Towson
Severn, MD (September 26, 2012) – Rocky Coleman, who was an All-Metro performer at Baltimore’s Walbrook High School before lettering four seasons at Towson University, has been signed by the Bay Area Shuckers of the American Professional Basketball League (APBL).
“We continue to find great talent in the Baltimore area. Rocky is an example of a player who was a top performer in Baltimore prep circles, then stayed in the area to play Division 1 college ball, and now we are glad to have him continue his career professionally with the Shuckers,” said Bay Area Shuckers General Manager John Wolfe.
As a senior for Walbrook High School in 2004-2005 he sparked the Warriors to a 26-2 record and the Baltimore area’s number one high school ranking. He pushed Walbrook to as strong finish with 17 straight wins, which propelled them to city, regional and state championships. Rocky averaged 16.7 points, 9.2 rebounds, 6.4 assists and 2.3 steals per game for the top-ranked Warriors leading to First Team All-Metro honors. In the state semi-finals and finals he averaged 15.1 points and 8.0 rebounds as Walbrook beat Old Mill 51-41 in the semifinals and then Blake 45-38 for the state championship. Following the season he led the Baltimore All-Stars to a 110-107 victory over the U.S. All-Stars, earning Most Valuable Player honors in the Charm City Challenge with 11 points, 7 rebounds and 8 assists.
Following high school he entered Towson University where he made a strong impact as a freshman making 18 starts. In his college debut against Baltimore rival Loyola, he posted 16 points. He also had a season high 20 points and eight assists against Georgia State. He finished the season ranked second for the Tigers with 103 assists.
In 2006-2007 he moved to the point guard role for the Tigers and started 11 games, while appearing in 31. He continued to be a nemesis for the Georgia State Panthers as he posted a career high 21 points, seven rebounds and five assists. He finished the season ranked fourth for Towson with 47 assists. In 2007-2008 he again started 11 games and led all subs in minutes played. Season highlights included a season high 17 points off the bench in a 60-51 Tigers’ win over Hofstra and a team-high 13 points in the second half against Auburn, scoring 11 straight points for Towson during one stretch. He also led the Tigers with 15 points in a loss at Temple.
As a senior in 2008-2009 he played in 30 games and again had some standout performances. He led the Tigers with 13 points in a 70-51 loss at James Madison and posted a Towson-high 21 points in a 75-74 win over Delaware. In four seasons with the Tigers he played in 119 games and started 43 while notching 599 points, 265 rebounds, and 227 assists.
The Bay Area Shuckers are members of the American Professional Basketball League (APBL) and are scheduled to tip-off their season in early November. For more information on the Bay Area Shuckers please visit www.BayAreaShuckers.com.