Men's Hoops Adds Transfer Dallan 'Deebo' Coleman

by Ken Landis

ORLANDO – The UCF men’s basketball team has added Dallan ‘Deebo’ Coleman to the roster ahead of the 2024-25 season, head coach Johnny Dawkins announced on Friday.

“We’re excited to add Deebo to our team. He’s a natural scorer and has the ability to knock down shots from everywhere on the floor. He brings valuable experience with him as one of the older players on our roster. We’re looking forward to him contributing on both sides of the ball.”

Johnny DawkinsUCF Men's Basketball Head Coach

Coleman is a rising senior who comes to Orlando after three seasons with Georgia Tech. The guard shot 40.3% from the field and 34.0% from beyond the three-point arc while averaging 5.9 points per contest. The year prior saw Coleman knock down 9.5 points per game in 33 games played, starting in 31.

Coleman tallied a career-high 24 points against UMass Lowell on Nov. 14 while knocking down five triples. He tallied eight games last season in which he tallied two or more three-pointers.

At 132 career-made three-pointers, Coleman ranked in the top 20 all-time at Georgia Tch in made triples, checking in at No. 18.

Prior to college, Coleman played at West Nassau High in Callahan, Florida. He was named Mr. Basketball as well as the Florida Class 4A Player of the Year in his senior season. He was born and raised in Memphis, Tenn but moved to Jacksonville, Florida where his father, Ran, became the head coach of West Nassau.

Coleman is officially the seventh new Knight to join the squad ahead of the 2024-25 campaign. He is joined by fellow guard Cameron Simpson and Keyshawn Hall, who has the ability to play either the guard or forward positions. Four incoming forwards have been added to the roster as UCF welcomes Rokas Jocius, JJ Taylor, Benny Williams and Moustapha Thiam. Thiam stands as the highest rated recruit in program history.