Rapper J Cole Signs Contract To Play For Rwandan Basketball Club
RAPPER J. COLE is expected to play for the Rwanda Patriots BBC in the inaugural season of the Basketball Africa League, sources told The Undefeated. J. Cole, 36, arrived in Rwanda two days ago and is in the midst of quarantining in order to play in the 12-team league.
Born Jermaine Lamarr Cole, the rapper starred at Sanford (North Carolina) High School and was a walk-on at St. John’s, but he ultimately turned his focus to music before playing in a Division I game.
J. Cole’s signing with the Rwanda club is expected to become official Thursday, a source said.
Rapper J. Cole. has signed a deal to play in the Basketball Africa League with Rwanda’s Patriots BBC, according to ESPN. He is expected to play three to six games this season. The signing will reportedly become official on Thursday.
The league consists of 12 teams, and J.Cole’s first game with Rwanda’s Patriots BBC will be against the Nigeria River Hoopers on Sunday.
New Times Rwanda tweeted a video of what appeared to be J. Cole in his jersey. They also reported that he is on the club’s roster.
J. Cole is a known avid basketball fan and, according to Master P in a recent interviews with TMZ Sports, he was training to be in the NBA at one point.
The rapper is still often seen in videos playing basketball, impressing fans with his playing ability. His basketball dreams began at Sanford High School in North Carolina and he was a walk-on at St. John’s. The rapper never logged any minutes with the Red Storm, however.
This is a big month for the rapper, who also has a highly anticipated album called “The Off-Season” coming out on May 14. The album cover features a basketball hoop.