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Nae Nae Cole - Women's Basketball - University of Kentucky Athletics 44

Nae NaeCole

  • position Center
  • height 6-3
  • class Redshirt Senior
  • Hometown Gainesville, Va.
  • Previous School NC State
  • High school Paul VI HS

Transferred after three years at NC State in May 2018 and spent the summer impressing the coaching staff with her work ethic … Strong, physical post player that will help give the Wildcats depth in practice as she sits out the 2018-19 year due to NCAA transfer rules … Is a senior academically but has one year of athletic eligibility remaining. 

at NC State
Played in 61 career games for the Wolfpack from 2015 to 2018 averaging 7.0 minutes per game during her career … As a freshman, she played in 18 games averaging 1.8 points and 1.5 rebounds per game … Had her best year in 2016-17, playing in 24 games and averaging 2.8 points and 1.3 rebounds per game while hitting 63 percent from the field … Her final year at NC State, she played in 19 games averaging 3.9 minutes.

High School
Had a tremendous career at Paul VI Catholic High School, helping the Panthers win their ninth straight state championship title her senior season … Was tabbed first-team All-Western Catholic Athletic Conference and a McDonald’s All-American nominee as a senior … ESPN HoopGurlz ranked her as the No. 100 overall prospect in the 2015 class as a four-star recruit and the 16th-best post player in the class … Was second on her team in scoring as a senior averaging over 11 points per game … Was ranked 33rd in the 2015 class by Blue Star Report.

Place of Birth: Chicago, Ill. … Parent(s): John Cole, Jr. and Demetrice Cole … Siblings: One sister, Demariyah Cole … Major: Social Work … Shooting Hand: Right. 

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