Rapper J. Cole Signs Second Professional Basketball Contract, Will Play for Scarborough Shooting Stars in the Canadian Elite Basketball League (CEBL)

J. Cole Signs Second Professional Basketball Contract, Will Play for Scarborough Shooting Stars in the Canadian Elite Basketball League (CEBL)

J. Cole Signs Second Professional Basketball Contract, Will Play for Scarborough Shooting Stars in the Canadian Elite Basketball League (CEBL)

Following his professional debut as a basketball player last year, rapper J. Cole will be returning back to the hardwood. After playing in Africa last year, the 6′ 3″ guard will take his talents further up north to Canada.

According to The Canadian Elite Basketball League (CEBL), which claims to be the largest league of any professional sport in Canada, J. Cole has signed with the Scarborough Shooting Stars.

This marks the second time the rapper has signed up to play basketball in a professional league after making his debut in the inaugural season of the Basketball Africa League, which has a partnership in conjunction with the NBA. He played with Rwanda’s Patriots Basketball Club last season.

The Scarborough Shooting Stars welcomed, perhaps the league’s most recognizable player on their Instagram account.

According to The Sporting News, J. Cole played in only three basketball games for the Patriots before leaving the team for purportedly, “family reasons.” He reportedly fulfilled his contractual obligations by participating in the three games before leaving. Cole scored five points, with three assists and five rebounds before departing the league.

The Canadian Elite Basketball League was started in 2017 and began to play games in 2019.

The CEBL has a total of 10 teams from six different provinces. Five are from Ontario and the remaining teams are from the provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Quebec, and Newfoundland and Labrador. This makes the CEBL the largest professional sports league based entirely in Canada.

The season will start official league play next week on May 25. The regular season will consist of each team playing 20 games before the playoffs start. The league runs through to August.

J. Cole Signs Second Professional Basketball Contract, Will Play for Scarborough Shooting Stars in the Canadian Elite Basketball League (CEBL)

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