Gopher Hoops Freshman Profile: Joe Coleman
Tubby Smith will have four newcomers for the 2011-12 season.
Tubby Smith will have four newcomers for the 2011-12 season.

Aug. 9, 2011

Editor's Note: This is the first installment of a four-part series as gets to know Gopher Hoops newcomers Joe Coleman, Andre Hollins, Andre Ingram & Julian Welch. An on-camera interview with Mike Grimm is also included. What was the deciding factor to attend the University of Minnesota?
Joe Coleman: "I really had a good feel for the school as a whole."

GS: What are your goals as you get ready for your freshman campaign?
JC: "I would say just getting ready for the grind physically and mentally. I know that it is a longer season."

GS: You will have the opportunity to travel to many other universities. Which school are you most looking forward to playing?
JC: "Definitely Ohio State."

GS: Minnesota has rivalries with many schools. Which rivalry are you looking forward to participating in?
JC: "Wisconsin. Half of my family lives there. Hopefully they cheer for the "U" though."

GS: Is there a particular player that you pattern your style after?
JC: "Not really. I watch a lot of players and try to take in as much as I can."

GS: Howard Pulley is over. How did your team do? Also, were you able to play with any of your new teammates?
JC: "We did alright. We were all new to the team so it was a learning experience."

GS: Do you have any pregame superstitions?
JC: "I always put my left sock on first and then my left shoe."

GS: Do you have any hobbies outside of basketball?
JC: "I really enjoy going to movies."


JC: "I pretty much eat anything so it is hard to narrow down a list of favorites."

TV Show?
JC: That 70's show

Cartoon as a kid?
JC: Tom and Jerry

JC: Bentley

School subject?
JC: Sociology




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