Evan Cole
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Evan Cole

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Year Sophomore
Experience 1 VL
Height 6-9
Weight 217
Hometown Cumming, Ga.
Last School South Forsyth HS
Evan Cole

Biography

Career Notes

Developing frontcourt player with varied skills who saw significant action late in the ACC season and demonstrated promise for the future … Originally signed a letter-of-intent to attend UNC-Wilmington, but received a release when the Seahawks coach, Kevin Keatts, left the school to become the head coach at NC State … Highly skilled player with good athleticism and shooting ability … Able to play multiple positions and can be a difficult matchup for defenders.

2017-18

Played in 24 games, averaging 13.8 minutes in those … Played sparingly in ACC games before working himself back into Tech’s rotation the last nine games … Started Tech’s last seven games, averaging 27.4 minutes, 5.7 points and 5.3 rebounds (16-32 FG, 4-9 on 3s) … Scored a season-best 10 points with five rebounds and two assists in 21 minutes off the bench against Duke … Scored eight points (3-4 FG) and a season-best seven rebounds in a season-high 35 minutes at Wake Forest, eight points with five boards at Clemson, seven points and five boards vs. NC State … First career double-double (10/10) vs. Wake Forest in final regular-season game … Showed promise in early-season games – 15 key minutes in win over Coppin State, grabbing season-high six rebounds and getting a key tip-in basket … 22 minutes in Tech’s opener against UCLA, scoring six points with two rebounds … Seven points (3-5 FG) in 11 minutes against Texas-Rio Grande Valley.

High School

Forsyth County player of the year as a senior, two-time all-state and four-time all-region performer on the 6A and 7A level … Averaged 20 points, 11 rebounds and three blocked shots per game as a senior for coach Scott Givens at South Forsyth High School, which made state playoff appearances in 2016 and 2017, the first back-to-back berths for the school since 2007-08 … As a junior, he averaged 21 points, 11 rebounds and three blocks … Finished his career No. 2 in career points at South Forsyth, despite missing 10 games his junior year, and No. 1 in blocked shots … Named most valuable player in the GACA North-South All-Star Game following his senior year, hitting six three-point field goals and scoring 30 points with nine rebounds and four blocks, and the Forsyth/Gwinnett all-star game … Team captain three years.

Personal

Full name is Evan Alexander Cole … Born May 11, 1999 in Atlanta … Son of Arte Cole and April Conti … Stepson of former Yellow Jacket softball pitcher Jessica Sallinger Cole, a two-time All-American and three-time All-ACC performer from 2002-05 … She was inducted into the Georgia Tech Sports Hall of Fame in 2015 … Middle of three boys … Began playing basketball at age 6 … Enjoys watching movies … Majoring in study business administration.