Georgia State hoops hosting Alabama player

Georgia State’s attempt to add depth at point guard is why they are hosting Alabama’s Justin Coleman this weekend.

Coleman averaged 7.8 points, 3.3 assists and 1.9 turnovers in 33 games as a sophomore last year. His former Crimson Tide teammate Devin Mitchell transferred to Georgia State before the 2015-16 season. Coleman would likely have to sit out a year, per the NCAA’s transfer rules, if he decided to enroll with the Panthers.

Coleman shot 29.4 percent last year, including 26.1 percent from 3-point range. The Birmingham native is 5-foot-10, 160 pounds.

Coach Ron Hunter has made a habit of adding transfers from schools. Mitchel and forward Willie Clayton, from Charlotte, will be eligible to play in the 2016-17 season. Other transfers included Kentucky’s Ryan Harrow, Louisville’s Kevin Ware, USC’s Curtis Washington, Virginia Tech’s Manny Atkins, Indiana’s Jeremy Hollowell and Samford’s Isaiah Williams.