After going scoreless in his second appearance, the Dreamville leader got on the scoreboard in the next game against Union Sportive Monastirienne on Saturday (May 22).
The Off-Season rapper had a humble statline with only two points, one rebound and one assist. He shot 50 percent from the field and racked up three fouls in 12 minutes of play.
— Basketball Africa League (@theBAL) May 22, 2021
His one and only made shot came off a smooth jumper at the free-throw line with a hand in his face. The Patriots lost the game 91-75 but it looks like they are keeping their word on giving J. Cole ample playing time.
J. Cole signed with the Rwanda Patriots for three to six games. With a trio of matches left, expect the 36-year-old to close out his stint on a high note with the progression he’s made throughout the season.
While making waves with the Basketball Africa League, Cole’s name is also buzzing within the NBA. All-Star players including Damian Lillard, Trae Young, Donovan Mitchell and a multitude of others raved about their favorite songs, lyrics and the wide range of beats on The Off-Season.
Cole made references to former league Most Valuable Player Russell Westbrook and Memphis Grizzlies star point guard Ja Morant. In the track “punchin’.the.clock,” Cole sampled a soundbite from Lillard’s postgame interview following his 61-point performance against the Dallas Mavericks in the NBA bubble on August 11, 2020.