Missouri basketball receives commitment from Ball State transfer
Missouri coach Cuonzo Martin picked up another transfer this week when the Tigers landed Ball State point guard transfer Jarron Coleman.
In a week when former Mizzou player Mark Smith transferred to Kansas State, the Tigers landed Kansas State transfer DaJuan Gordon. On Saturday, Coleman announced his commitment to Martin’s program, which became the third transfer addition this offseason after Amari Davis, who played for Green Bay.
Coleman immediately fills a need for the Tigers at primary point guard following Xavier Pinson’s transfer and Dru Smith’s departure. Coleman should step right into that role with Davis and Gordon expected to play more off the ball.
Coleman as a sophomore averaged to 13.8 points, 5.2 rebounds and 3.2 assists in 13 games. He missed Ball State’s first 10 games with an injury and did not make his debut until January 16th. Ball State went 4-6 without him in the lineup, PowerMizzou reported.
As a freshman, Coleman was named the MAC Freshman of the Year, and played in all 31 games and made 25 starts. He started the final 23 games of the season at point guard.
Among returning players, Mizzou has only 25 made 3-pointers returning to next year’s team. Coleman is a career 37.3 percent 3-point shooter, including 42.5 percent last year on 5.6 attempts per game.
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