Brookings High 6-foot-5 forward Drew Cole is one of South Dakota’s more skilled players with size, and a player schools will have an eye on all 17u season long.
As a 2019 Drew led the Bobcats in scoring at 13.4 points and six rebounds per game. Cole scored in double figures in 17 games and had a career high of 30 points against Sioux Falls O’Gorman.
“The high school season was a struggle this year,” Cole said. “We graduated seven seniors the year before, so we didn’t have a lot of varsity experience this year. I feel like some of us juniors gained more knowledge of what it takes to be successful at the varsity level though.”
Cole has been a part of a highly successful South Dakota Attack program for several years now and is excited to move forward with the team into May and the summer.
“This is spring has been good,” Drew said. “We haven’t played our best basketball yet, so we are only going to get better from here on out. We hope to put ourselves in a position to win ever tournament. We go into every tournament expecting to be in that championship game.”
Cole will be one of the best seniors in South Dakota next year and one of the top candidates for Class AA All State in 2018-19. For that to happen though there are steps that Drew would like to take.
“I would like to become a more aggressive player by the end of the summer,” Cole said. “Getting to the rim and not settling for the outside jump shots.”
At 6-foot-5 with the skilled scoring ability to score 30, Drew of course has college programs in contact.
“I have been in contact with a few coaches here in the area and look forward to communicating with them more in the future and maybe visit their schools,” Cole said.