Alabama men’s basketball coach Avery Johnson announced Wednesday afternoon that sophomore guard Justin Coleman and redshirt junior forward Michael Kessens intend to transfer from the men’s basketball program.

Coleman played in all 33 games making seven starts during his sophomore season. The former Wenonah High School star averaged 7.8 points per game, while leading the Tide in assists and free throw percentage. Coleman announced his decision to transfer on Twitter.

{{tncms-inline type=”twitter” html=”<blockquote class="twitter-tweet">
<p dir="ltr" lang="en">First off I wanna thank God, the University of Alabama, fans and coaches. But Coach Johnson and I have decided it was best to transfer.</p>
<p>— J5⃣ (@justincoleman05) <a href="">March 30, 2016</a></p></blockquote>”}}


Kessens, who is set to graduate this May with a degree in business administration, played in 33 contests making 21 starts during the 2015-16 campaign. He averaged 3.7 points and 3.5 rebounds in 16.6 minutes per game. Kessens may transfer to another school without sitting out a season or pursue a professional career overseas.


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