The former Syracuse power forward played for the Orange between 1986 and 1990. Over the course of those years, Coleman put up an astounding 2,143 points and pulled down 1,537 rebounds. He also led the team to the 1987 NCAA Championship game as a freshman and was named Big East Player of the Year in 1990. He is currently the Orange's all-time leading rebounder and second all-time leading scorer.
After his illustrious college career, he was drafted first overall in the 1990 NBA Draft and went on to play 15 years in the league, averaging 16.5 PPG and 9.3 RPG in that time. After his playing days ended, Syracuse had his No. 44 retired in 2006.
Here is the full list of this year's legends class:
Malcolm Huckaby, Guard, Boston College
Horace Grant, Forward, Clemson
Shane Battier, Forward, Duke
Doug Edwards, Forward, Florida State
Bobby Cremins, Head Coach, Georgia Tech
Junior Bridgeman, Gurad/Forward, Louisville
Darius Rice, Forward, Miami
Franklin "Rusty" Clark, Center, North Carolina
Vinny Del Negro, Guard, NC State
Troy Murphy, Forward, Notre Dame
Billy Knight, Guard/Forward, Pitt
Derrick Coleman, Forward, Syracuse
Donald Hand, Guard, Virginia
Charlie Moir, Head Coach, Virginia Tech
Dave Budd, Forward, Wake Forest
Derrick along with the rest of this year's class will be recognized during this year's ACC tournament in Greensboro, N.C. They will also at the annual ACC Legends Luncheon that will occur at noon on Friday, March 13 in the Guilford Ballroom of the Sheraton Four Seasons Hotel.
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