STORRS, Conn. (AP) — The University of Connecticut says R.J. Cole will join its men’s basketball as a transfer from Howard University.
The 6-1 point guard from Union, New Jersey, will sit out next season per NCAA transfer rules and will be eligible for competition with UConn beginning in the 2020-2021 season.
Cole played two seasons at Howard, where he averaged 22.5 points, 4 rebounds and 6.2 assists per game. He was honored as the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Rookie of the Year in 2017-18 and the conference player of the year in 2018-19.
UConn coach Dan Hurley said he expects Cole will have an impact for the team beginning next season as a member of the practice squad.
UConn said Friday it has received a signed athletics aid agreement from Cole.