Coleman Enrolls at Crespi : Prep basketball: Former Cleveland player returns to the Valley after a year in Chicago.

Randy Coleman, a 6-foot-6 junior who played basketball for the Cleveland High varsity as a freshman, has enrolled at Crespi High.

Coleman moved to Chicago to live with his mother following the 1988-89 season, but moved back to the Valley over the summer and again will live with his father, who now resides in the Encino area.

Coleman, the only freshman to make the varsity during Bob Braswell's four-year tenure ascoach at Cleveland, is expected to turn out for the Crespi team when practice begins this fall.

"He had a lot of potential coming in to Cleveland, mainly as a shot blocker and defensive player," said Braswell, an assistant at Cal State Long Beach. "He also had potential as an offensive weapon and we were planning on developing that.

"He was a great player, we hated to lose him. He'll definitely be a player that Cal State Long Beach will be recruiting."

Crespi, a Southern Section 4-AA Division team, will play under first-year Coach Chris Nikchevich this year in the newly formed Mission League. The Celts finished second to Loyola in Del Rey League play last season at 5-3 and were 11-12 overall.

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