Saturday, April 28, 2012

Spencer Coleman Signs With Montana

Montana continues to be busy on the recruiting front, as they signed their fourth player to scholarship. In this case, they inked 6'7'' JUCO Forward Spencer Coleman to a National Letter of Intent. He will be a junior for the Grizzlies next season.

Coleman averaged 15.1 points and 7.3 rebounds per game, also making 56 three-pointers last season. He has a versatile offensive game, and will be able to score in a variety of ways. Also, we know since Montana recruited him that he can also bring it on the defensive end.

"We are very excited to welcome Spencer Coleman into our program and to The University of Montana," said Tinkle, who has a career record of 116-71 at his alma mater. "He is a very skilled player, who we feel can play multiple positions. He has good size, good athleticism, and he can shoot it beyond the arc, he can post, and he can put the ball on the floor. He is a very good looking prospect and very solid student as well, which is obviously a priority for us.

"You look at what we lost on the perimeter with Art Steward, Shawn Stockton, and Jordan Wood -- we feel like he's kind of a blend of all of those guys," Tinkle said. "His ability to score inside and out will be a great addition to the guys we signed earlier. That wraps up our recruiting, and we really feel like we've answered all of our needs as we move forward with the players we have returning."
Montana lost small forward Art Steward to graduation, and Coleman seems to be a guy that will compete with incumbents Kevin Henderson and Keron DeShields for that starting spot. Coleman will arguably be the most seasoned of the three, and could be the favorite at this point (very early though). At the very least, they will have nice depth once again, especially with the growth of the freshmen wings.

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