Former Alabama PG Coleman commits to Samford

Former Alabama PG Coleman commits to Samford

Justin Coleman looks to dribble past a Montevallo defender on Nov. 10, 2014. CW | Pete Pajor

Tyler Waldrep

On Wednesday, former Alabama point guard Justin Coleman announced his commitment to continue his career at Samford. Coleman first announced his decision to transfer on March 30.

Coleman finished the 2015-2016 season, averaging 7.8 points per game with the Crimson Tide. He scored a season high 24 points against eventual NCAA No. 1 seed Oregon in Birmingham on Dec. 21 and later scored 21 against LSU on the road in a Feb. 17 showdown with the Tigers.

Coleman will have to sit out the 2016-2017 season due to transfer rules, but his eventual return to the court will be a homecoming of sorts for the former Wenonah player.