UNLV puts ex-Foothill guard Marvin Coleman on scholarship
Former Foothill player Marvin Coleman, who walked on last basketball season, was put on scholarship by UNLV. It is the Rebels’ last available scholarship.
May 22, 2019 - 9:13 am
UNLV coach T.J. Otzelberger has given his final basketball scholarship to Marvin Coleman, who walked on to the team as a freshman last season.
Congrats to Prospects' Marvin Coleman II. who signed his official scholarship papers with the UNLV Rebels for the 2019-2020 season. Let's go Marv!
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Coleman, who went to Foothill High School, played in 11 games, averaging 4.2 minutes and 1.5 points. Though he played sparingly, the 6-foot-2-inch guard sometimes received playing time over scholarship players.
Otzelberger’s decision to give Coleman the last scholarship could signal recruiting is finished for this year’s class. He also could create room by encouraging a bench player to enter the NCAA transfer portal if there is a recruit available that Otzelberger wants.
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Jonah Antonio, 6-5, Jr.
Nick Blair, 6-5, Sr.
Marvin Coleman, 6-2, So.
Cheickna Dembele, 6-11, Sr.
Mbacke Diong, 6-11, Jr.
Jay Green, 6-5, Jr.
Bryce Hamilton, 6-4, So.
Amauri Hardy, 6-2, Jr.
David Jenkins Jr.*, 6-2, Jr.
Elijah Mitrou-Long, 6-1, Sr.
Vitaliy Shibel, 6-9, Jr.
Djordjije Sljivancanin, 6-10, Jr.
Moses Wood*, 6-8, So.
* Must sit out next season under NCAA transfer rules.