J. Cole is definitely taking his basketball seriously.
The superstar rapper has signed on to play for Rwanda Patriots BBC in the inaugural season of the Basketball Africa League, confirms NBA insider Shams Charania. There were rumors about the development when the rapper was spotted in Rwanada, practicing for the Kigali-based club, the Patriots. See a short video below.
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
NC State star Brandon Costner is another star signee on the roster. J. Cole’s signing is expected to be officially announced later this week. Till now, neither him not his management have said a word about the development.
J. Cole is one of two import signings by Rwanda's Patriots B.B.C. team in Basketball Africa League, joining former NC State star Brandon Costner.
Album drops on Friday. First pro basketball game in FIBA/NBA league on Sunday. https://t.co/gXytKIDQvN
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) May 10, 2021
The Rwanda Patriots will play in the first BAL game on Sunday against the Nigeria River Hoopers. On Friday, Cole is releasing his new album The Off-Season featuring the song ‘Interlude‘ that he dropped last Friday. He is also set to release a documentary called Applying Pressure later today.