Keenon Cole Wins Player of Week

Player of the Week
Illinois

Posted On: 03/2/18 6:00 AM

Congratulations to Streamwood 2019 power forward Keenon Cole on winning the PrepHoopsIllinois Player of the Week!  Against St. Charles North he had 32 points and 12 boards.

Cole received 39% of the votes cast.  We caught up with Cole go discuss his junior campaign!

“This year I have developed the ability to score more off the dribble.  I have been handling the ball a lot more and coming off ball screens and making right reads.  I now consistently hit pull up jumpers and get to the rim a lot easier.”

He is averaging 17 points, 9 rebounds, and 3 blocks per contest.  This summer he will be running with the Illinois Wolves in the UAA

“I look forward to playing with top players like Bryant (Brown) and Perry (Cowan).  I know with the Wolves that on the circuit they will allow me to show how versatile I am.”

Where do things stand with recruiting?

“I frequently talk to Tulsa University.  I like how they keep in touch with me.  I visited Kent State a couple months ago and they send mail here and there.”

He further discussed those programs.

“Both good conferences that I could see myself playing at.  Tulsa I like that they have versatile bigs.  Kent State was very welcoming and easy to connect with.”