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J Cole joins Rwandan basketball team

By | Published on Wednesday 12 May 2021

J Cole

J Cole is a professional basketball player now. He has signed a contract with Rwandan team Patriots BBC, and may play his first game against Nigeria’s Rivers Hoppers this Sunday.

Rumours that Cole had joined the team began to circulate after he was seen in the Rwandan capital, Kigali, at the weekend. The news was then confirmed by the team’s coach, Alan Major.

This weekend sees the launch of the new NBA-backed Basketball Africa League, so having him on board is good promotion for that.

Whether or not Cole will play in Sunday’s game isn’t yet clear. According to CBS, he is expected to play in three to six games this season. He reportedly arrived in Kigali earlier this month in order to quarantine before all this basketball action gets underway.

Given he made the trip to Rwanda, it would be a shame for him not to play. Especially as this is already a busy month for Cole. Last week, he released documentary¬†‘Applying Pressure: The Off Season’, about the making of his new album ‘The Off Season’. And this week he releases that album.