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Norris Cole
Chicago Bulls, traded to Heat
Round 1, Pick 28
Position: PG
Class: Junior
Conference: Horizon
HT: 6'1"
WT: 175
Biography: Cole upped his scoring output every season at Cleveland State - by an impressive average increase of 5.6 - and finished just outside the top 10 nationally in 2010-11. That production, along with his versatility, could help him get a call in this year's draft. Cole finished third in Vikings history with 1,978 points and set a school record with 780 this season, averaging 21.7 to rank 11th in Division I. The projected point guard, though, did more than just score. He was the first player in Horizon League history to earn player of the year and defensive player of the year honors, averaging a league-best 2.2 steals. Cole also was the only player in the nation with at least 20.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists per game this season. His conference-best scoring average included a career-high 85.3 percent performance from the free-throw line. He set six single-season or career records for the Vikings in 2010-11, including 227 free throws made. The Dayton, Ohio, native was named an honorable mention All-American, the third player in Cleveland State history to receive such honors. Cole averaged 16.3 points as a junior during the first of his two first-team all-conference campaigns and 13.3 while becoming a full-time starter as a sophomore.

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Norris Cole
2010 Statistics
PPG FG% RPG APG FT%
21.7 43.9 5.8 5.3 85.3
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