IRVING, Texas (TexasSports.com) - University of Texas senior guard Matt Coleman III, a Norfolk native, was named to the Preseason All-Big 12 team for the upcoming 2020-21 season. The awards and teams are chosen by head coaches, who were not allowed to vote for their own student-athletes.
Coleman is one of six players on the Preseason All-Big 12 Team, joined by Jared Butler (Baylor), Marcus Garrett (Kansas), Austin Reaves (Oklahoma), Cade Cunningham (Oklahoma State) and Oscar Tshiebwe (West Virginia). Ramey, Sims and Brown are three of the eight players named Preseason All-Big 12 Honorable Mention. UT's four total selections are tops among league schools.
Coleman, who attended Oak Hill Academy after two seasons at Maury High School, returns for his fourth year as the starter at point guard. He has played and started 101 of a possible 102 games during his first three seasons and has scored 1,092 points in his career. An All-Big 12 Third-Team selection as a junior, Coleman led the team in scoring (12.7 ppg), assists (3.4 apg), steals (40) and minutes (33.6 mpg) and converted 39.5-percent (45-114) from three-point range last year.