COLE-FIRED XAVIER STARTING LINEUP...played in 93 games in his Xavier career but made his first 14 career starts in the last 14 games ...averaged 8.2 points and 6.2 rebounds in 23.3 minutes per game in his 14 starts, including a then career-high 16 points and a game-high seven rebounds at George Washington on Feb. 10 that he followed up with a career-high 17 points and six rebounds in the Richmond win on Feb. 17...had 12 points to go with six rebounds and two assists in 28 minutes against Dayton...logged 17.1 minutes a game over XU's 34 games and averaged 5.8 ppg. and 4.7 rpg. for the season, while shooting 51.6 percent from the field.
COLE-BLOODED WARRIOR ON THE BOARDS...grabbed a team-high 5.7 rpg. for the 16 Atlantic 10 regular season games, including a career-high 11 in the win over Saint Joseph's...grabbed a team-high 10 rebounds in the win over UMass...led the team in rebounding a team-high tying 12 times as a senior...grabbed a game-high 10 rebounds in a career-high 30 minutes in the Charlotte win...had 12 points and 10 rebounds at Duquesne to record his first career double-double...contributed a team-high seven rebounds and five points in 11 minutes against Illinois...at Creighton he grabbed a team-high eight rebounds to go with nine points in just 16 minutes of action...had eight points and six rebounds against Detroit...contributed seven points and four rebounds against Villanova.
COLE CAME ON STRONG AS A JUNIOR ALSO...averaged 15.4 minutes a game over the last five games, helping XU go 4-1 over that stretch...averaged 5.3 rebounds and 3.5 points in 14.5 minutes per game in the 2006 A-10 Tournament...versus UMass in the 2006 A-10 First Round he scored four points, grabbed a team-high tying seven rebounds and swiped two steals...followed that up with four points, seven rebounds and two assists versus Charlotte in the A-10 quarterfinals...grabbed a team-high seven rebounds in his 19 minutes of action versus Gonzaga in the NCAA Tournament.
2004-05...suffered a season-ending knee injury in the second game.
THE 2003-04 "ELITE EIGHT" SEASON...logged 12.0 minutes per game for XU's eight postseason tournament games...against St. Bonaventure in the A-10 Tournament he scored 12 points on 5-of-6 shooting from the field to go with a team-high tying seven rebounds...had seven rebounds in the semifinal win over George Washington...hit 4-of-5 from the field on his way to eight points a career-high 10 rebounds in 13 minutes against La Salle. 2002-03...was a redshirt, although he did practice with the Musketeers.
AT RICH SOUTH HIGH SCHOOL...Second Team All-State selection (Champaign News-Gazette and IllinoisHoopsters.com)...SICA South Conference MVP after averaging a school record 22.3 points per game as a senior, while grabbing 11.2 rebounds a game...basketball coach: Fred Jacobeit.
PERSONAL...graduated in 2006 with a bachelor's degree in criminal justice; now taking graduate courses in criminal justice...born March 13, 1984 in Chicago Heights, Illinois...mother is Leslie Cole.