I was hoping someone could talk him into returning to the team. We really could've used him this season to clog the middle.
Yamene Coleman, who left the Alabama basketball team after graduating this spring, will play his final year of eligibility for Troy this year, head coach Don Maestri said Sunday.
The 6-foot-9, 240-pound center graduated from Alabama, but will enroll in August at Troy in the master’s program in sport/fitness management. He’s already been accepted into Troy and just recently, the NCAA approved Coleman eligible for Troy.
Alabama hired a new coach this year, Anthony Grant, and Coleman chose to look elsewhere for his final season. The former Wilcox Central standout had been at Alabama for four seasons, but redshirted his first year. Coleman played in all 32 games for the Crimson Tide last season, averaging 3.7 points and 3.8 rebounds as a reserve.
Yamene to Troy