Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
By ADAM ZAGORIA
Howard transfer R.J. Cole is headed to UConn, as first reported by Evan Daniels.
Cole, who averaged 21.4 points, 6.4 assists and 4.1 rebounds last season, chose the Huskies over Alabama.
The 6-foot-1, 185-pound native of Union, N.J. will sit one year to play two.
“UConn was a lifelong dream for me,” he told Pat Lawless. “The family environment, the coaching staff and the tradition is something that I want to be a part of.”
Cole visited UConn officially from Monday-Wednesday. UConn’s Dan Hurley and Kimani Young had already met with Cole and his parents.
Cole will become the second player after Tarin Smith to play for both Bob Hurley Sr. and Dan Hurley.
“Playing for Danny would be nice, it would keep things in the family type thing,” Cole said before he committed. “I played for his father. He just wants an older to come in and be ready to play because they have younger guards.”
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Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.