After a great first article on White Lighting (David Caraher), we’re finally back. I can’t believe we are only 15 days away from our boys being back on the hardwood. Let’s take a look at what no. 15 for the Johnnies, Vince Cole, will bring to the table in Mike Anderson’s second year with the squad.
Cole can flat out ball. The JUCO transfer from USC Salkehatchie has a smooth J and can get a bucket whenever you need him to. The 6’6 wing is going to need to score the rock, especially with the departure of LJ Figueroa.
The region player of the year averaged a smooth 19 points per game and 6 boards a night as a freshman at USC Salk. Last season, Vince averaged 21.4 points per game, while shooting 44.6% from beyond the arc. Give me all the 3 point shooting. I love it. To get you guys excited, check out these clips of JUCO action from our guy.
Cole’s best games at USC Salk
The best player on USC Salk led them to a 27-4 record before Covid had other plans. Cole had a season high 37 points against the State College of Florida, where he went 7-8 from deep. If that doesn’t get you excited, I don’t know what will. In a February 1st matchup against Caldwell Tech, Cole lead USC Salk to a 97-94 W where he went 7-10 from deep and dropped 34 points. They beat Caldwell Tech again on March 7th by a score of 92-89. Vince Cole dropped a smooth 28 points going 9-11 from the free throw line in a huge win. If only a pandemic didn’t happen, smh.
What To Expect This Season
Honestly, I am fired up. I love the way Vince plays the game. We need a guy who can flat out get it done on the offensive end, and Cole gives us that option. The South Carolina JUCO star has a great chance to ball out this season, and it will be interesting to see him and another JUCO transfer, Isaih Moore, play together. We all know Mike Anderson will put these guys in a position to succeed, and with the addition of Cole and many other guys, were ready to prove all these doubters wrong and compete in an extremely competitive Big East.