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October 9, 2013McNair forward Mandy Coleman has always packed size and versatility to form an intriguing package. The 6-foot-3 senior started to garner attention from around the country playing with JBS before committing to Oklahoma State.
Coleman is ranked No. 9 as a 4-star prospect, chose Oklahoma State on September 24. She officially visited Stillwater on September 13 and Alabama on September 20. She is one of three players in the NCP Top 10 to leave the West Coast.
"I liked the school and the campus," Coleman said. "The girls and the coaches are really nice and cool."
Throughout the recruiting process, the question of which position Coleman ends up was a discussion point. Expect the Cowgirls to use her around the floor.
"They told me I would play the four. I can post people up sometimes or take them off the dribble," Coleman said.
JBS head coach Sean Chambers said of Coleman, "Mandy is a very unique player. She has tremendous ball handling skills, very high basketball IQ, great passer and the speed and quickness of a guard at 6-foot-3. With all that said, probably her best assets are she's a tremendous teammate with a humble personality."
Oklahoma State reached the second round of the NCAA tournament before being eliminated by Duke. It was the first tournament appearance since 2010.
As a junior, she averaged 17 points with 12 rebounds, five assists and four steals per game. The Eagles lost to Alameda in the first round of the Division II playoffs and add Tiara Tucker (San Francisco) as a transfer.