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Report: Montana dismisses forward Spencer Coleman

Jun 8, 2013, 12:15 PM EDT

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Montana has dismissed forward Spencer Coleman from the team according to a report from the Sacramento Bee.

The 6-6 Coleman is a native of Eugene, Oregon and spent his first two seasons at Eastern Arizona College before transferring to Montana and becoming a key contributor late in the season.

Coleman averaged 7.6 points and 3.7 rebounds for the Grizzlies and was one of three Montana players on the roster to appear in all 32 of the the Grizzlies’ games last season.

After senior forward and leading scorer Mathias Ward was lost for the season with a foot injury, Coleman saw increased minutes in late February and early March and helped lead Montana to the Big Sky Conference tournament championship and a berth in the NCAA Tournament, where they lost to eventual Final Four participant Syracuse in their first game.

No reason was given for Coleman’s dismissal, per Montana’s release

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