Arizona Wildcats guard Justin Coleman and his family acknowledge the crowd on Senior Night.

Justin Coleman has decided to stick around Arizona, posting on Instagram on Friday that he's taken a graduate assistant job with the Wildcats for next season.

Coleman said on Twitter that he would finish his graduate program in educational leadership this summer and begin Ph.D. studies in the fall.

"I’ve given so much to the game of basketball and now it’s time to repay that knowledge to someone else," Coleman wrote on Instagram. "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."

Coleman graduated from Samford last spring and spent the past season as a graduate transfer point guard for the Wildcats. He averaged 8.9 points and 3.8 assists while serving as a co-captain along with junior center Chase Jeter.

Josh Green's IMG team squeaked past Montverde in the Geico semifinals, winning on a dunk from former UA target Jeremiah Robinson-Earl. 

Green had 12 points on 5-for-10 shooting for IMG with one rebound, three steals, one assist and four turnovers.

IMG will play for the Geico title at 9 a.m. on Saturday on ESPN.

By the looks of it, Green's future UA teammate Nico Mannion will be glued to the television.

Contact sports reporter Bruce Pascoe at 573-4146 or On Twitter @brucepascoe


Bruce is a veteran Star sports reporter who has also worked at the Las Vegas Review-Journal. He graduated from Northwestern University and has an MBA from Thunderbird.