Syracuse center Dajuan Coleman finally seems healthy

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Syracuse is counting on former McDonald’s All-American Dajuan Coleman to be healthy this season after missing most of the last two seasons to injury. We’ve heard from head coach Jim Boeheim this fall that Coleman is healthy and has been playing for the last month, but now we have eyes outside the Syracuse program who can verify that Coleman looks good.

According to a report from Donna Ditota of, Coleman doesn’t seem to have any issues stemming from the knee problems.

“Dajuan Coleman looks as physically fit as I’ve ever seen him,” Ditota wrote. “His body looks lean and powerful; he seems to be moving without evidence of the knee trouble that has plagued his college career. But he is still working through rust issues from those two years of basketball inactivity. He needs more scrimmaging, more game experience to perfect his timing.”

While it remains to be seen if Coleman can stay on the floor as a healthy and productive player this season, it’s certainly a positive sign that Coleman appears to be a good shape. If the Orange have Coleman at their disposal, it answers a lot of questions about their interior play this season.