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.
What they’re saying:
Ball State guard Jarron Coleman has committed to Missouri. HUGE add for Cuonzo Martin. https://t.co/KqYjd0GGpe— Sean Paul (@Sean02MTM) April 3, 2021
Boogie Coleman missed the first 10 games this year after having foot surgery but came back to finish the season strong, averaged 14 points, shot 42% from 3.— Dave Matter (@Dave_Matter) April 3, 2021
Foot surgery hampered Coleman, who is a redshirt sophomore, but he averaged 1.13 PPP on spot-up jumpers for the Cardinals. And as a freshman, he was solid making plays around the rim out of ball screens.— Matt Harris (@MattJHarris85) April 3, 2021