Justin Coleman: Former Marshall Guard Heading to Midland JUCO

By Paul Seaver

CBSSports‘ Jeff Goodman tweeted the news on Monday evening that former Memphis and Ole Miss guard Jelan Kendrick was headed to the JUCO ranks after back-to-back sluggish stints at each school.

Shortly thereafter, Goodman also tweeted that Marshall guard Justin Coleman was taking a similar path.

Coleman had an interesting first season at Marshall, a top talent out of Virginia that was expected to play a key role in the improvement of the Thundering Herd down the line. However, Coleman had his issues, eventually being dismissed from the program mid-season.

Marshall head coach Tom Herrion parted ways with Coleman in late-January, only weeks after being reinstated for a suspension related to this interesting act.

Coleman was suspended for texting and using his cell phone on the bench, during the team’s loss to Belmont last year.

A one-time Louisville-commit, Coleman ended up at Marshall, averaging 5.5 points and 2.5 rebounds per game. The 6-foot-5 wing man scored a career-high 16 points in a late-December tilt against High Point.

Coleman is now reportedly headed to the JUCO level, and is expected to enroll at Midland junior college (TX).

Like Kendrick, Coleman certainly has the potential and ability to play at a high level. However, it will take focus and a definite reassessment in order to do so.

Only time will tell if Coleman can resurface at the Division I level.


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