Guess which American rapper is set to play against Nigeria’s Rivers Hoopers in new Basketball Africa League

Keep scrolling to find out which basketball stars and teams are going to feature in this maiden edition of the Basketball Africa League

If you guessed Drake, good guess but, you’re not quite correct although Drake has often been spotted in NBA games and is huge fan of NBA stars Lebron James and Steph Curry.

However, it’s that rapper from North Carolina, J Cole. If you’ve been following lately, J Cole has quite a lot going on.

The Platinum-selling American rapper is set to play professional basketball with Rwandan side Patriots BBC in the new Basketball Africa League (BAL).

Cole is currently in quarantine in Rwanda ahead of the season opener on Sunday and Patriots will be facing Nigerian side Rivers Hoopers, Tunisia’s US Monastir, and GNBC of Madagascar in Group A of the tournament.

Patriots’ head coach Alan Major told The New Times of Rwanda that J Cole will be part of his team.

The league will hold between May 16 and 30 at the Kigali Arena. It is the first professional league run by the NBA outside North America and will feature 12 clubs from 12 African countries – Tunisia, Egypt, Angola, Morocco, Senegal, Nigeria, Algeria, Cameroon, Mali, Mozambique, Madagascar, and Rwanda.

The BAL was initially scheduled to gold in March 2020 in Dakar, Senegal. The outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic halted that plan.

Apart from J Cole, the Patriots also signed stars, Brandon Costner, Bush Wamutoka, and Prince Ibeh Chinenye ahead of the competition.

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