Developing frontcourt player with varied skills who saw significant action late in the ACC season as a freshman, missed significant time as a sophomore due to an ankle injury and the flu … Success comes from hard cutting offensively and crashing the glass at both ends of the floor … Highly skilled player with good athleticism and shooting ability … Able to play multiple positions and can be a difficult matchup for defender … 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 States.
Versatile frontcourt player who made the starting lineup to start the season … Missed seven of the next nine games recovering from a sprained left ankle suffered in game 2 at Tennessee … Solid play off the bench after return from ankle injury – personal bests of 11 points against Kennesaw State, then 16 against USC Upstate, nine points against Wake Forest, eight at Syracuse, seven at Duke and FSU … Saw his most extensive playing time since the season’s first two games (14.5 mpg) until a run-in with the flu sidelined him for three more games … 25-of-47 from the floor, 5.3 ppg, 3.0 rpg in those 12 games … Did not play in the season’s final three games.
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.
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.
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.