J. Cole to Reportedly Play for Rwanda's Patriots Basketball Club

He also just released the new film 'Applying Pressure: The Off-Season Documentary'

Photo: Joshua Peter Grafstein

BY Allie GregoryPublished May 10, 2021

In tandem with the release of his new album The Off-Season, J. Cole is now expected to join the inaugural season of the Basketball Africa League as a player for Rwanda's Patriots Basketball Club.

Rwanda's New Times reports that the rapper "is on the club's roster for the competition," and will face off against the Nigeria River Hoopers this Sunday (May 16) in the BAL's season opener, which will debut at 7 a.m. ET.

The newspaper reports that Cole arrived in Rwanda two days ago and has entered a four-day quarantine ahead of the game.

Before turning his focus to music, Cole starred at Sanford High School in North Carolina and was a walk-on at St. John's, according to ESPN. His signing is said to be officially announced this Thursday (May 13), one day ahead of his new album's release.

Check out the New Times' video of Cole in Rwanda below.
Today Cole has also released the new film Applying Pressure: The Off-Season Documentary. You can watch it below.

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