Georgia Tech forward Evan Cole has entered the transfer portal according to reports.
Georgia Tech rivals writer Kelly Quinlan reported on Monday afternoon that Georgia Tech basketball forward Evan Cole has entered the transfer portal.
Cole just finished up his junior year with the Yellow Jackets, playing mostly as a rotational player for Josh Pastner’s squad. This past season, Cole played in 26 games for the Yellow Jackets and averaged 12.5 minutes on the floor per outing. He shot well from the field when he was on the court, shooting a career high 47.5% from the field. He also brought down 94 rebounds on the season, an average of 3.6 rebounds.
The South Forsyth High School product was a three-star prospect and a top-500 recruit in the nation. He was also ranked as a top-125 power forward and a top-30 player in the Peach State.
The Yellow Jackets do still have depth at the position heading into the 2020-21 season as Moses Wright is set to return for his senior season after being one of the Jackets top players this past season. David Didenko is also on the roaster after playing sparingly this past season. The Jackets also have high three-star / low four-star prospect Jordan Meka set to enroll this summer.
Cole entering the transfer portal of course doesn’t mean a transfer is 100% happening but the chances of a player to returning to a program was entering the portal does seem low based off what we’ve seen the past two years. For Cole, a fresh start could be good for him as he struggled with finding a significant role with the Yellow Jackets during his career. That being said, he always gave the Jackets strong minutes while coming off the bench.
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Yellow Jacked Up wishes Cole all the best for the remainder of his collegiate career and any future endeavors.