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Boogie Coleman hopes to become household name in Mizzou backcourt

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Missouri’s basketball rapid roster makeover this offseason calls for proper introductions, which means in the case of Ball State transfer guard Jarron Coleman, one question comes before the rest: Jarron or Boogie?

“You can call me either one,” he said this week in a phone interview. “But everyone here calls me Boogie.”

Here would be Indiana, where Coleman has lived all his life. His next home will be Missouri, where he’ll spend next season in Cuonzo Martin’s backcourt. Will his nickname from childhood make the trip west?

“He’s starting to be known as Boogie worldwide now,” Jarron Coleman Sr.