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The Canadian Elite Basketball League Scarbara Shooting Star makes an interesting roll call when announcing this season’s roster.
North Carolina rapper Jermaine Lamar Cole (well known as J. Cole) has signed an expansion outfit, the league announced Thursday.
“Breaking News: @sss_cebl signed a 6’3 guard, @JColeNC. He finally played professionally at @theBAL,” reads a tweet from CEBL.
Cole played last season at the Rwanda-based Patriot Basketball Club in the Basketball Africa League, a 12-team league run by the NBA on the African continent.
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Cole averaged 1.7 points and 1.7 rebounds in just over 15 minutes per game in three games against the Patriots BBC.
He will join the Scarbara team playing the first season after being announced as the new CEBL Expansion Club last summer.
The shooting star is partly owned by Nicholas (Niko) Carino, one of the co-founders of the well-known clothing and lifestyle brand OVO (October’s Very Own).
Among the shooting star staff are former NBA player, Toronto Raptors basketball development consultant and community ambassador Jamaal Magloire, team vice president and senior adviser Brady Hesslip, and former Canadian national team member. There is a Brady Hesslip. General manager of the club.
— CEBL (@CEBLeague) May 20, 2022
The 37-year-old Cole will have to leave the team for most of the season.
The first shooting star game will visit the Guelf Nighthawks on May 26th. Their first home game will be played against Hamilton Honey Badgers on June 4th.
Then, on June 7th, there’s another game to play against the Newfoundland Growlers at home and before the call can be played before going on tour.
Cole will start his tour in New York on June 10th. Scarborough still has 15 games left when he starts the tour.
CEBL plays the season during the summer in Canada’s 10-team professional basketball league.
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CEBL Expansion Club Scarborough Shooting Star Signs Rapper J. Cole
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