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Without playing a minute for the Runnin' Utes, junior guard Tim Coleman has elected to transfer from the program.

A late addition to this year's roster from Lee College in Texashttp://bit.ly/1SA4l9d";>, Coleman signed in April hoping to bring some experience to Utah's backcourt. But his effort was derailed by a shoulder injury in fall camp that required surgery. He was expected to miss the season, and he and the Utes elected mutually to part ways.

ESPN first reported the transfer.

There may have been some writing on the wall for Coleman: Younger guards http://bit.ly/2gIo4oq";>JoJo Zamora (11.5 ppg), http://bit.ly/2gNnkOV";>Devon Daniels (11.1 ppg) andhttp://bit.ly/2h4VRLC";> Parker Van Dyke (7.4 ppg) have all settled into key roles this year, and sophomore Sedrick Barefield is about to become eligible, http://bit.ly/2hjNd9q";>possibly as soon as this week.

Coleman averaged 14.5 ppg, 3.8 rpg and 3.9 apg for Lee College last year in a season shortened by another shoulder injury.

Utah has three scholarship openings for next year, with the graduations of Lorenzo Bonam and Gabe Bealer next spring. Two prospects —https://n.rivals.com/content/prospects/5006";> Donnie Tillman and http://www.scout.com/player/204235-justice-sueing";>Justice Sueing — have come on visits in the last month. Both of Utah's signees so far, http://bit.ly/2eNGl4U";>Jaxon Brenchley and Branden Carlson, aren't expected to join the program until 2019 after LDS Church missions.

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