American rapper J. Cole has made his Basketball dreams come true! He has signed a deal to play in the Basketball Africa League.
According to ESPN, the ‘Can’t Get Enough’ hitmaker will show off his skills on the court as he plays with Rwanda’s Patriots BBC. He is expected to play three to six games this season.
New Times Rwanda first tweeted a video of what appeared to be J. Cole in his jersey. They also reported that he is on the club’s roster.
The 36-year-old rapper whose real name is Jermaine Lamarr Cole landed in Rwanda a couple of days ago to quarantine in order to be ready to play for the league.
New Times Rwanda reported on Tuesday, May 11th 2021 that Patriots Basketball Club head coach Alan Major has confirmed that J. Cole will be part of his squad for the upcoming BAL inaugural season.
The signing will reportedly become official on Thursday 13th May 2021.
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, May 16th at the Kigali Arena.
Meanwhile, award-winning Kenyan-American mixmaster Dj Poizon Ivy, the disk jockey for NBA outfit Dallas Mavericks, has been named the music and sound coordinator of the highly anticipated Basketball Africa League.
J. Cole is a known avid basketball fan and, according to Master P in a recent interview 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.
This is a huge milestone for the rapper who also has a highly anticipated album called “The Off-Season” coming out on May 14 as well as an accompanying documentary titled Applying Pressure: The Off-Season. The album cover features a basketball hoop.