Rapper J. Cole is continuing to pursue his dream of being a professional basketball player.
On Monday, it was announced that the Grammy-winning rapper has signed a deal to join Rwanda Patriots BBC of the Basketball Africa League (BAL).
The 36-year-old, whose real name is Jermaine Lamarr Cole quarantining as he prepares to join his team for the season-opener against the Nigeria River Hoopers.
Video of Cole arriving has been circulating on social media.
#BREAKING: American rapper J. Cole @JColeNC is in Rwanda and could feature for local side Patriots at the upcoming Basketball Africa League.
The New Times has learned he is on the club's roster for the competition. pic.twitter.com/mhHOBCAvhx
— The New Times (Rwanda) (@NewTimesRwanda) May 9, 2021
Cole has been an avid hooper who walked on at St. John’s before beginning his rap career. He was also a basketball star at Sanford High School in North Carolina.
Plenty of viral videos have made the rounds that show Cole playing pick-up games against NBA stars, so it will be interesting to see how he holds his own when he suits up for his first professional game.
You know any highlight will immediately be a hit on social media.