Jeff Goodman: UConn-bound transfer R.J. Cole told @Stadium he will withdraw from the NBA Draft. Cole will sit and have two years left in Storrs. Averaged 21.4 points this past season at Howard.
RJ Cole Rumors
Howard University sophomore RJ Cole will declare for the 2019 NBA draft but will not hire an agent, thus keeping his final two seasons of collegiate eligibility for the time being. “Ultimately, my goal is to be a professional basketball player, to play in the NBA,” he said. “I need to learn more about the process and my game so I can understand what I need to work on in the future.”
Cole is the second notable player from a historically black school to declare for the draft, as Shaw’s Amir Hinton made the announcement on March 7. While Hinton has hired representation, Cole will wait to see if he will be invited to the NBA draft combine in Chicago in May to gauge his future prospects. “I want to get a chance to make it to the NBA combine in Chicago, to show off my skills and catch a team’s eye,” he said.