Coleman, boys basketball playing well this season


Andrew Messier and Luke Haywood

This years varsity boys basketball team has been quite spectacular. The team is 15-6 and is hoping to find a big area win within the next couple weeks against both Pelham and Helena.  Wins against these teams would help boost the Hornets to their third straight area title and fourth overall since the basketball program started.  

With high expectations, the team is shooting for 20 wins which would be a Chelsea High School Basketball record.  Many players have stood out this season including junior, number 23, Tyler Coleman, who is third on the team in scoring and has made a name for himself at Chelsea High School.  

Coleman has become a consistent presence in both Chelsea’s offense and defense.  Of late games he has started to come off the bench and provide a spark of energy in lineups.  He has scored roughly 8 points per game with a 61.9 field goal percentage on 80 shots but only 4 of them being three-pointers and has even racked up 69 rebounds.

His best games have come against Vestavia, were he dropped 21 points in 17 minutes, and McAdory, scoring 20 points in 20 minutes.  He has scored 143 points this year, making 61.9 percent of shots he takes. After sitting down with Tyler and asking him a few questions, we learned a lot about his personality and style of play.  

He described himself as an energetic player, which is certainly reflected in his stats. He said he looks up to his father and that he inspires him every day. Defensively he is second in steals with 31 total, and averaging 1.6 per game. With one year left in his high school career, he surely is a player to watch down the road with his game changing ability and energy.