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VIDEO: One-on-One with Evan Cole

Georgia Tech radio voice Andy Demetra chats with Georgia Tech sophomore forward Evan Cole

A versatile frontcourt player from nearby Cumming, Ga., Evan Cole has given the Yellow jackets solid play off the bench since missing seven games in November and December with an ankle injury. He scored 11 points against kennesaw State and 16 against USC Upstate on the eve of the ACC season, and has has several quality games against ACC teams.

Originally signed to attend UNC-Wilmington, Cole received a release when the Seahawks’ coach, Kevin Keatts, left to become the head coach at NC State. he played in 24 games as a freshman, starting the last seven.

Here’s more from Evan Cole…

How did you decide to come to Georgia Tech?

“I liked the players and the coaches, and it was close to home, so I knew I’d be close to my family. I thought it was the best place for me.”

What are three words you can use to describe yourself?

“Driven, competitive and focused.”

Did you play another sport before you settled on basketball, and how good were you at it?

“I played baseball and football, and I think could have been a pretty good wide receiver.”

If you could play a musical instrument, what would it be?

“Probably the piano … it’s pretty common.”

Is there a story behind the jersey number you wear?

“No, there were only a few jerseys left, so I picked three.”

Is there one thing that you’ve never done or tried that you would like to do?

“I’ll go in a shark tank.”

Tell us something about yourself that no one knows.

“I’ve been to Cuba.”

When you shoot alone in the gym, what music do you like to listen to?

“Real common music actually, nothing crazy, not rock, just common music.”

Do you have a pre-game routine you follow, or have any superstitions?

“I normally like to watch some Netflix before the game, relax. I don’t try to get myself too pumped up.”

Who is the one person you would most like to play one-on-one and why?

“I’d probably say LeBron … he’s the greatest ever. I want to see what he’s got.”

Besides your phone, is there one thing you must pack for a road trip?

“Definitely my pillow … pillow for the bus and plane. I have to have it.”

Best/worst dancer on the team.

“Worst dancer is definitely Moses [Wright]. Curt [Haywood] is the best dancer on the team. Curt for sure.”

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