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Ball State transfer Jarron Coleman picks the Tigers

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Cuonzo Martin is on a little hot streak.

NCAA Basketball: MAC Conference Tournament - Toledo vs Ball State Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

I’m not sure if you’d quite call it a hot streak, but Cuonzo Martin has turned up the heat on his recruiting by landing three transfers in the last week and a half. First it was Amari Davis from Green Bay, then yesterday Kansas State wing DaJuan Gordon committed to Missouri as well. Then today, Ball State transfer Jarron Coleman announced he was picking the Tigers as well.

Coleman was originally a 2018 recruit, who redshirted as a freshman at Ball State and has played the last two years, so he’s an older Sophomore. As a redshirt freshman he averaged 9.8 points per game, and after missing the first part of the season due to having foot surgery, he increased his production to 13.8 points per game as a sophomore. If you look a bit deeper, Coleman started slow coming off the surgery but surged late in a big way. Over his last 5 games he averaged 22 points, 6 rebounds and shot 46.5% from deep.

He also patrolled the Cardinals backcourt with former Mizzou wing K.J. Walton.

Let’s Meet Jarron Coleman

  • From: Indianapolis, IN
  • Previous Schools: Cathedral Catholic, Ball State
  • Position: Combo Guard
  • Ht/Wt: 6’5, 205
  • 247Composite Ranking: 3-star, 251 ranked nationally

These are Coleman’s highlights from two years ago. You can see he’s a crafty player who doesn’t rely on athleticism to get where he needs to go. He’s also a good shooter. Shooting? I like that part.

The interesting thing will be where he classes, being as Missouri has added three transfers who played as sophomores last year. The eligibility question is certainly something I’m trying to figure out, but it looks like Mizzou will be pretty loaded in the Freshman and Junior classes next season.

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