Published Saturday, March 3, 2012 AT 2:07 PM / Updated at 2:15 PM
Husker recruit story
Lee Barfknecht Omaha World-Herald

Keep an eye out on and the Sunday World-Herald for my story on Nebraska men’s basketball recruit Keith Coleman.

The 6-foot-9, 245-pounder from Philadelphia was ranked as the No. 1 junior college prospect in the fall by one rating service. Others wonder what impact he’ll make after one season at Marshalltown (Iowa) Community College.

I saw Coleman play his final game of the season a couple of nights ago and talked to him. Read about him and the Huskers’ five-man recruiting class for 2012-13.

About Lee Barfknecht

Lee Barfknecht has won nine national writing awards from four separate organizations, and is a 12-time winner of the Nebraska sportswriter of the year award. He covers Big Ten football and basketball, Nebraska basketball and other college financial issues for The World-Herald. You can email Lee at


  1. Kevin says:

    Please include the podiatry reports.

    1. tayllor1234 says:

      Now that’s funny right there. You just know there is some sort of physical ailment or can’t play on days ending with the letter y or something………

      1. Sooka says:

        245 on a 6′-9″ frame??? Sounds like he should be on the bean pole team…..

        1. kevin says:

          Sooka is 5’5″ 325,

        2. Mosier says:

          Thats a joke right? This is basketball, the main reason he was ranked #1 JC was because of his impressive frame. 245 for a CBB is big. A Davis at 6-11 is barely cracking 200.

  2. GARY LUKERT says:

    Am curious, does he have some sort of connection, tie, etc…to Nebraska?
    As for Health, yes, indeed, I do wonder about his health.
    Hopefully, Grades are not hard to come by for him.
    I am sad for Doc, as we have no choice…but to have a new Coach.
    Best of Luck to Doc. He deserves better.

  3. Blake says:

    Come on Lee, get your facts straight

    “To be fair, 4A in Kansas isn’t anywhere close to C1 in Nebraska as Lee so eloquently points out. The enrollment in KS 4A ranges from 258-717 (quite a gap) and Sumner has 642 students. In Nebraska, Sumner would be a upper level Class B school for enrollment.”

    1. Lee Barfknecht says:

      There was an error in getting the story into the paper. The original content indicated, as per a comparison of the Kansas and Nebraska high school enrollment totals, that 4A in Kansas is the equivalent of Class B in Nebraska. We apologize for the error.

      1. HansJ says:

        As John Wayne [She Wore A Yellow Ribbon] always said: “Never apologize, it’s a sign of weakness.”

  4. Blake says:

    Thats ok, I just thought I would tell ya, keep up the good work!

  5. Farris B. says:

    O’l Doc will take the scoring out of his system in a hurry! That shootin’ and trying to score all the time is over rated!