Utah Valley Receives Commitment From Georgia Tech Graduate Transfer Evan Cole

Apr 20, 2020, 9:24 AM
(Photo courtesy of Utah Valley Athletics)...
(Photo courtesy of Utah Valley Athletics)
(Photo courtesy of Utah Valley Athletics)

OREM, Utah – The Utah Valley basketball program received a commitment from Georgia Tech graduate transfer Evan Cole.

Cole will be eligible to play for the Wolverines immediately.

“Evan Cole is a special talent,” said UVU head coach Mark Madsen. “You could ask Evan to do almost anything on the court and he has the versatility to do it. Evan consistently attacks the rim and punishes people while finishing. He can shoot threes and handle the ball in transition. He can use his power game in the post. Defensively he’s just a monster. He controls the paint yet also has the lateral movement to defend guards on the perimeter. As I watched Evan’s game film, I was impressed with how many game winning plays he made, game after game. He’s just a winner. I am excited to welcome him and his family to the UVU community.”

The 6’10, 230 lbs. forward played at Georgia Tech for three seasons while appearing in 27 games for the Yellow Jackets last season. He averaged 4.4 points and 3.6 rebounds per game and shot 47 percent from the field. During his three seasons with the Yellow Jackets, Cole played in 69 games.

Cole played high school basketball and South Forsyth in Georgia where he was named Forsyth County Player of the Year. The two-time all-state and four-time all-region performer averaged 21 points, 11 rebounds and 3 blocks per game in high school during his senior season.

In Madsen’s first season as the head coach, the Wolverines went 11-19 overall and 5-10 in WAC play before the conference tournament was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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