Howard’s R.J. Cole receives ECAC Honors

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DANBURY, Conn., April 3, 2019 – The Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) committee uncovered its 2019 Division I Men’s Basketball All-ECAC teams, where Howard University sophomore guard RJ Cole was selected to the First Team. The announcement came a day after the New Jersey native earned Associated Press (AP) All-American Honorable Mention.

A year ago, Cole won the 2017-18 ECAC Rookie of the Year after setting a new Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) record with 13 rookie of the week honors.

In his sophomore campaign, Cole took home MEAC Player of the Year honors after winning the league’s top weekly award five times. He also became the fastest Bison in school history to 1,000 career points in only 44 games, including 728 points this season.

For the second consecutive season, he led the conference in scoring (21.4 ppg) with 21 20-point performances, including a season-high 36 points in the road win at Norfolk State (March 7).

Hofstra’s Justin Wright-Foreman was voted ECAC Player of the Year while Siena’s Jalen Pickett was awarded ECAC Rookie of the Year. Colgate’s head coach Matt Langel was named ECAC Coach of the Year.

To view the 2019 ECAC Division I Men’s Basketball Awards and All-ECAC Selections, please click here.

This season, Howard (17-17) played in their first postseason tournament since 1992, the same season they won the MEAC Title. HU’s 17-win mark is only the second time in the last 37 years that the Bison have notched that achievement.

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