Cole Heads to Germany
Siloam Springs, Ark. (November 13, 2006) — John Brown University’s Brandon Cole has been waiting for the opportunity to showcase his talents on the professional level, and now his time has come. The 6-1 guard from Hector, Ark. who played for John Brown from 2002-2006, is set to arrive in Germany on Monday. He will join BSV Wulfen, a team which is currently in the Third Division of German Professional Basketball.
Team officials are optimistic about what Cole can bring to their team. “He is a leader and a fierce competitor,” said team officials. “Once he is on fire it will be hard to stop him from sinking treys.”
Cole, who is the 2006 NAIA Player of the Year, had an illustrious career at John Brown. In the 2004-05 season, he led JBU to an NAIA National Championship win over Azusa Pacific while being named the NAIA National Tournament MVP. He also received NAIA First Team All-American honors twice. His college record of 527 career 3-point field goals made is more than any player in the history of college basketball at any level. During his collegiate career, he also had four games with nine 3-point field goals made and five games with eight. At the end of the 2005-06 season, he was awarded the 2006 Dr. Leroy Walker Champions of Character Award, one of the most prestigious awards in the NAIA. Cole averaged 21 ppg, 3.8 rpg and 1.9 apg as a senior (2005-2006).