Andre Drummond could be the No. 1 or No. 2 pick in next June’s NBA Draft.
And yet as of right now, he’s not even a scholarship player on his own team.
That’s because the 6-foot-10 Drummond generously agreed to become a walk-on so that teammate Michael Bradley could go on scholarship.
Bradley, as you may recall, gave up his scholarship and went on financial aid this past August so Drummond could join the team. UConn only has 10 scholarships to give because of NCAA penalites.
“I’m thankful for what Mike was trying to do for me,” Drummond told Gavin Keefe of The Day.
“I told Mike, `Don’t do that, man. I’ll pay my way and take a scholarship next year. You don’t have to give up a scholarship for me.’ ” To read more of this story, click here
NEW YORK — Naofall Folahan says he’s ready for Andre Drummond.
Who’s Naofall Folahan, you may ask.
He’s the cheerful, optimistic 6-foot-11 sophomore center at Wagner College originally from the African Republic of Benin.
You can check him and his teammates out Monday night when they face Drummond and defending national champion UConn on SNY (7:30).
Dan Hurley’s upstart Wagner club should enter the game with some momentum after winning at Princeton, 73-57, Saturday to end the Tigers’ 16-game home winning streak. To read more of this story, click here
Andre Drummond isn’t headed to college or Europe right now.
But he is headed for a change of scenery and he has cut his college list.
The 6-foot-10 Drummond told ESPN.com that his top five college options include UConn, Kentucky, Louisville, Georgetown and West Virginia.
“I have great respect for those coaching staffs,” he said. “They all have a chance to compete for a national championship, and they are committed to preparing their players for the next level.” To read more of this story, click here
Andre Drummond is keeping it close to the vest as far as his future, but said he expects to be back at St. Thomas More this season for a postgraduate year.
“As of right now, that’s the plan,” he told SNY.tv by phone from the adidas Nations event in Los Angeles.
Asked to confirm that he would be in high school this season instead of somewhere else, he reiterated, “The’s the plan.”
The 6-foot-9 Drummond is the No. 1 center in the Class of 2012 per Rivals, and a likely future NBA lottery pick. To read more of this story, click here
UNION, N.J. — St. Thomas More coach Jere Quinn says Andre Drummond, the No. 1 prospect in the Class of 2012, will definitely remain at the Connecticut school through the 2011-12 season and will begin to focus on his list this spring.
“We’ll sit down with some people in the spring,” Quinn said Sunday at the PrimeTime Shootout at Kean University before Drummond scored 17 points in a 73-61 loss to St. Patrick. “We’ve told everybody we’ll talk to people in the spring.” To read more of this story, click here
UNION, N.J. — Andre Drummond and St. Thomas More figured to present St. Patrick with one of the last true roadblocks between the Celtics and an undefeated season and potential national championship.
The 6-foot-10 Drummond is the No. 1 prospect in the Class of 2012 and the Chancellors are battle-tested from playing a rigorous prep school schedule.
But Michael Gilchrist and his teammates rose to the challenge — once again.
With Kentucky coach John Calipari sitting courtside, the Kentucky-bound Gilchrist scored a game-high 28 points and grabbed 8 rebounds to lead St. Patrick, the No. 1 team in the nation, to 73-61 victory over St. Thomas More before a packed house in the PrimeTime Shootout at Kean’s Harwood Arena. To read more of this story, click here
Eight years ago, LeBron James wowed crowds at the PrimeTime Shootout in New Jersey.
This year Andre Drummond will headline a parade of uncommitted and committed stars when the three-day event comes to Kean University Friday-Sunday.
As we reported here last month, seven schools are in the hunt for the 6-foot-10, 260-pound Drummond of St. Thomas More (Conn.).
“Louisville, Kentucky, West Virginia, Connecticut, Pitt, North Carolina and Georgetown,” head coach Jere Quinn said. “No one else is even talking to him.” To read more of this story, click here
By ZACH SMART AND ADAM ZAGORIA
NEW YORK – Andre Drummond is a professional disguised in a St. Thomas More jersey.
The 6-foot-10, 260-pound behemoth runs the floor like a long-legged gazelle and possesses awareness and scoring ability that seems unrivaled at this level.
The No. 1 prospect in the Class of 2012, Drummond dropped 17 points and tore down 11 rebounds en route to St. Thomas More’s 73-59 win over Quality Education (N.C.) Monday in the Big Apple Basketball Invitational at Baruch College.
St. Thomas more coach Jere Quinn said about half a dozen schools are legitimately in the hunt for Drummond. To read more of this story, click here