Turns out Justin Coleman’s time with the Arizona Wildcats is going to last a little longer.
Coleman announced on Instagram Tuesday that he had accepted as position as a graduate assistant with the men’s basketball team. In doing so, he also announced that he was going to “hang up my shoes” and retire from playing.
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Sooooo, I’ve decided to hang up my shoes guys! I know everyone has been asking and wondering about my next move. I’ve decided to accept the Graduate Assistant “GA” here at the University of Arizona. I’ve given so much to the game of basketball and now it’s time to repay that knowledge to someone else. I’m grateful for the opportunity. My plan is to work on real estate, establish a business and be the best coach I can possibly be. If anyone is interested or have any advice please feel free to hit me up! Thank you guys for the negative comments but also the lovely ones as well. God first forever. #Ao1
Coleman averaged 8.9 points, 2.6 rebounds and 3.8 assists in 2018-19 for Arizona, his lone year with the team. The graduate transfer began his career at Alabama, where he played from 2014-16, followed by a year at Samford in 2017-18.
Currently pursuing a graduate degree, Coleman wrote that he plans to work in real estate and start his own business and “be the best coach I can possibly be.
“I’ve given so much to the game of basketball and now it’s time to repay that knowledge to someone else,” Coleman wrote.