J. Cole Makes His Professional Basketball Debut In Africa

J. Cole Makes His Professional Basketball Debut In Africa

J. Cole made his professional basketball debut just two days after dropping his highly anticipated album, “The Off-Season.”

Cole, whose real name is Jermaine Cole, appeared with the Patriots Basketball Club in Rwanda on Sunday. The team is a part of the Basketball Africa League, a partnership between the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) and the National Basketball Association (NBA).

The 36-year-old, who has always been vocal about his hoop dreams, scored three points, three rebounds, and two assists. The “Power Trip” rapper landed his first points on a putback layup in the first quarter, followed by a technical free throw.

Cole was a standout player during his time at Sanford High School in North Carolina. He was a walk-on at St. John’s University before pursuing a rap career. However, the Grammy-award-winning artist never gave up on the game. Last year, news began to circulate that he was seriously planning a return to the court.

It has been reported that Cole will only appear in between three and six games.

 

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