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CHARLESTON — Charleston Southern men’s basketball has signed Jarryd Coleman from Greenwood to a National Letter of Intent in the early signing period, CSU head coach Barclay Radebaugh announced.

“This is a very important recruiting class for us,” Radebaugh said. “We are a veteran team and will lose some key players over the next couple of years. We feel this class will keep our talent level high.”

Coleman is guard coming in ta 6 foot, 3 inches, 180 pounds from Greenwood High School.

Coleman will add another shooter to a Charleston Southern team that finished second in the country and made three-pointers consistently last season. He has good size at 6’3” and averaged 16 points, five rebounds and three assists for Greenwood High School, Coach Kelcey Stevens said last year.

“I have wanted to add Jarryd to our roster for a long time. Jarryd is the best shooter in South Carolina and will fit into our style perfectly,” Radenbaugh said of Coleman. “Jarryd has NBA range and is a gifted offensive player. We saw Jarryd play four years ago at an AAU game. He hit nine three-pointers and we took note of that performance and have followed him closely since that game. Jarryd is a committed player and comes from a terrific family. He is going to have an outstanding senior season and has a bright future at CSU.”

“Coleman played his summer ball on the EYBL circuit with the Southern Stampede program. Charleston Southern was on Coleman for a long time and their relationship in the end made them the choice for Coleman,” said Jamie Shaw of Phenom Hoop Report. “Coleman is a shooter with some size. He possesses the skill that translates everywhere. His shot is quick and he is able to put it on the floor from the wing and starting to be able to create for himself. His game is growing and Charleston Southern will get the best of him.”

“This is exciting,” Coleman said of taking his game to the next level. “I’ve always wanted to play basketball at a division I school. All my years of hard work are paying off.”

Coleman chose Charleston Southern over a number of other schools. Coleman said he went with the Buccaneers because they had been recruiting him since he was in the eighth grade.

“I can shoot the basketball well,” Coleman said of joining the Buccaneers. “They were second in the country in three-pointers, so I’m looking forward to going to CSU and filling it up for them.”

Jarryd’s father, Steve Coleman, is a 1985 graduate of Newberry High School.

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