Cole Named to NAIA Honorable Mention All-American Team
Siloam Springs, Ark. (April 1, 2004) — Brandon Cole, a 6’1 sophomore guard from Hector, Arkansas, has been named to the NAIA Honorable Mention All-American team for the second year in a row. Cole led the Golden Eagles in scoring for the second time with an average of 14.9 points per game. His 508 points this season boosted his two-year total to 1076 placing him at number 16 on the all-time JBU scoring list after only two years. Cole also came within 1 three-point basket of tying his school record for threes in a season when he hit 128 of 303 attempts for a 42.2% average. He ranked 4th in the NAIA in total three-pointers made and also the average made per game. The 257 treys in two years placed Cole as the number one three-point maker in JBU school history.
Showing his all-around ability, Cole ranked as the third leading rebounder on the JBU team this season with nearly 4 rebounds per game, was third in assists and 2nd in steals for the Golden Eagles. He tied his single game record for three-pointers made with 9 against Lubbock Christian in the last regular season game.
“Brandon was instrumental in leading us back to the NAIA National Tournament, making significant contributions both offensively and defensively,” commented Coach John Sheehy when he learned of the selection. “Brandon was more impressive as a sophomore than as a freshman because opponent’s defenses always keyed on him, but he was able to keep the same level of performance.”