ST. LOUIS - Saint Louis head men's basketball coach Rick Majerus today announced that 6-foot-6 forward Jared Drew (Indianapolis, Ind./Cathedral) has signed a National Letter of Intent to attend the University and play for the Billikens. He begins his four years of eligibility next season.
Drew is entering his senior season at Cathedral High School in Indianapolis. Last season, he helped the Irish post a 17-4 record. Drew plays on the AAU circuit with Indiana Elite One.
"Jared is a player who our fans will consider similar to sophomore forward Dwayne Evans in athletic ability," Majerus said. "He is longer but will play with the same passion. Jared can be a defensive stopper extraordinaire, a well-versed rebounder and someone who can knock down a three. He has a 6-foot-10 wingspan and plays for a successful program coached by Andy Fagan at Cathedral High School in Indianapolis.
"The best part of Jared coming to Saint Louis, however, is that he comes from a terrific family," Majerus said. "His mother, Diane, and father, James, are nurses. His family holds the expectation of educational excellence in high regard. Jared is a winner on and off the court and an honor roll student at Cathedral, and we expect him to continue that tradition at Saint Louis University. We are excited as a coaching staff and as a team. Our players will embrace and welcome him because they sense he can contribute both on and off the court to their successful seasons and careers."
Drew is the first signee of the 2012-13 recruiting class. Additional signees will be announced as NLIs are received.