Sunday, July 12, 2009

Yamene Coleman to play final year at Troy (St)

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


finebammer said...

this is to be expected.

this also should lower expectations (wait, did i realy say that??) for grant's first season.

bobbyjack said...

I say if this team makes it to the NIT they did good. On the one hand we have a lot of upperclassmen in the rotation, but all of them are role players. I don't think Green is ready to be the go to guy just yet.