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Early Ability

Tom Coleman, assistant basketball coach at Shaw High School in Cleveland, first saw the potential of West Virginia basketball signee Will Thomas when he was just an eighth grader.

"Will's older brother was playing for me on the varsity, and during the summer we would to different schools and play in open gym. He told me, ‘Let's take my little brother with us.' He was just an eighth grader at the time, so I didn't know how he would perform, but he played down low and was getting rebounds against all these high school guys. He ended up starting for us for four years. "I...

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