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UNC senior guard Justin Coleman earns scholarship for 2015-16 season

After joining the North Carolina men’s basketball team as a walk-on this past season, senior guard Justin Coleman has been put on scholarship for the 2015-16 season, a UNC spokesman confirmed on Tuesday.

Coleman, who attended Broughton High School in Raleigh, played for the UNC junior varsity team for two seasons before moving up to varsity as a junior.

He appeared in 10 games for the Tar Heels this past season and recorded three rebounds and three assists in 19 minutes. The only point he scored came in UNC’s second game of the season against Robert Morris.

Along with the additions of freshmen Kenny Williams and Luke Maye, who plans to walk on as a freshman before gaining a scholarship, UNC had one scholarship remaining.

Coleman was playing in an AAU basketball game in 2010 when he fractured three vertebrae in his neck. He quickly recovered from the injury and returned to basketball for his senior season at Broughton.

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