Freshman forward Evan Cole looking to make his own name in his own versatile way for Georgia Tech
Scenes from Tech's practice and visit to Shanghai Disney on Wednesday, November 8, 2017
The Yellow Jackets drove to the Dragon Sports Centre to conduct their first full practice in China, Sunday afternoon.
On their first full day in China, the Yellow Jackets went for a morning walk by West Lake in Hangzhou.
Monday saw the Yellow Jackets visit the campus of Alibaba, the largest e-commerce company in China.
Georgia Tech basketball newcomers at summer practice, July 11, 2017
Developing frontcourt player with varied skills who originally signed a letter-of-intent to attend UNC-Wilmington, but received a release when the Seahawks coach, Kevin Keatts, left the school to become the head coach at NC State ... Highly skilled player with good athleticism and shooting ability ... Able to play multiple positions and can be a difficult matchup for defenders.
2017-18 - Game-by-Game Statistics
Versatile and developing frontcourt player who played in Tech's first four games at the 3 and 4 spots, averaging 10.6 minutes, but has not seen action in Tech's last three games ... Played season-high 22 points in Tech's opener against UCLA, scoring six points with two rebounds ... Scored season-high seven points (3-5 FG) in 11 minutes against Texas-Rio Grande Valley
Forsyth County player of the year as a senior, two-time all-state and four-time all-region performer on the 6A and 7A level ... Averaged 20 points, 11 rebounds and three blocked shots per game as a senior for coach Scott Givens at South Forsyth High School, which made state playoff appearances in 2016 and 2017, the first back-to-back berths for the school since 2007-08 ... As a junior, he averaged 21 points, 11 rebounds and three blocks ... Finished his career No. 2 in career points at South Forsyth, despite missing 10 games his junior year, and No. 1 in blocked shots ... Named most valuable player in the GACA North-South All-Star Game following his senior year, hitting six three-point field goals and scoring 30 points with nine rebounds and four blocks, and the Forsyth/Gwinnett all-star game ... Team captain three years.
Full name is Evan Alexander Cole ... Born May 11, 1999 in Atlanta ... Son of Arte Cole and April Conti ... Stepson of former Yellow Jacket softball pitcher Jessica Sallinger Cole, a two-time All-American and three-time All-ACC performer from 2002-05 ... She was inducted into the Georgia Tech Sports Hall of Fame in 2015 ... Middle of three boys ... Began playing basketball at age 6 ... Enjoys watching movies ... Plans to study business administration.