R.J. Cole

Updated on 11/25/21.  Written by Alan Lu.

Height: 6-1
Weight: 185
College: Connecticut
Classification: Fifth-Year Senior
Birthdate: 8/24/1999

Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted

Pros:

Decent shooter
Adequate scorer off the dribble
Adequate playmaker
Adequate defender
Above average athlete

Cons:

Streaky shooter
Struggles to score in traffic
Can be careless on offense, which can lead to turnovers
Can be undisciplined defensively
Undersized for his position
Not an elite athlete

Summary:

R.J. Cole is an agile, skilled playmaker that can shoot and pass the basketball.  He played his first two seasons at Howard before transferring to Connecticut. He had an up-and-down junior season at Connecticut last year, and he’ll need to be a more consistent player in games.  Currently, he is a borderline second round candidate for the 2022 draft.

Links:
RealGM Profile
NBADraft.Net Profile
ESPN’s Article on the 2021-22 Big East Predictions

Games Scouted:
12/3/20 Connecticut vs. USC
11/24/21 Connecticut vs. Auburn

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