Former Howard University basketball star RJ Cole is a hot commodity these days.
Cole has reportedly been recruited by several Power Five teams since he entered the NCAA transfer portal last week. Alabama and UConn are two of the latest schools to try to lure the reigning MEAC Player of The Year.
Alabama, of course, is under a new head coach after firing Avery Johnson following an NIT upset against Norfolk State. New coach Dan Keats’ staff met with Cole and his family over the weekend.
UConn’s Dan Hurley reportedly met with Cole’s family over the weekend and will meet with him on Tuesday. Hurley’s father, Bob Hurley Sr., coached Cole at St. Anthony’s High School in New Jersey before he went to Howard.
The rising junior has also entered his name into the 2019 NBA Draft, along with Howard guard CJ Williams. If Cole elects to come out of the draft and back to college hoops, he’ll have to sit out for a year but will have two years of eligibility remaining.
Cole averaged 22 points and 6 assists per game during his two seasons at Howard.