Mizzou basketball lands Ball State transfer point guard Jarron Coleman

Eric Blum
Columbia Daily Tribune
Ball State guard Jarron Coleman (11) drives to the basket against Toledo during a game March 11 at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland.

One of the biggest boxes on Missouri's transfer portal wish list is checked off.

Ball State transfer point guard Jarron Coleman committed to Missouri men's basketball Saturday, becoming the third addition to the Tigers' roster in nine days.

Coleman has three years of eligibility remaining.

After the transfer of Xavier Pinson and graduation of Dru Smith, Missouri needed a primary point guard and ball-handler. Coleman could fill both those voids. 

Missouri now stands at two open scholarship spots, with three transfer additions (Coleman, Amari Davis and DaJuan Gordon), five incoming freshmen and three players returning from this past season. 

Coleman is an Indianapolis native and was rated as the No. 7 player in the state of Indiana's 2018 class by 247Sports.

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He redshirted the 2018-19 season with the Cardinals and made his debut a season later, earning Mid-American Conference freshman of the year honors.

Coleman played in all 31 games and made 25 starts in 2019-20. He started the final 23 games of the season at point guard. 

As a sophomore, Coleman missed the first 10 games of the year while recovering from foot surgery. He played in 13 games, starting 10, while averaging 13.8 points and 5.2 rebounds per game.

A welcomed statistic for Tiger fans: Coleman's 42.5% 3-point shooting mark. 

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