Before graduating from Drexel with a BS in Communications in 2005, Phil Goss led a very successful collegiate basketball career with the Dragons. After landing a spot on the CAA All-Rookie Team in 2001-2002, Goss scored 1,473 career points, 10th all-time in school history, while also earning 1st Team All-CAA honors during his junior campaign in 2003-2004. Goss’ other career highlights include ranking second all-time in school history with 306 career three-pointers, fourth in career steals, ending his time in a Dragons uniform as a senior captain.
After graduating, Goss, an Oxon Hill, Maryland native, entered his name into the 2005 NBA Draft. Unfortunately, he went undrafted, but little did he know, the rejection would open the door for an unforgettable journey through the world of European basketball. He began his career abroad in Holland and has played all over the map since, making stops in Israel, Poland and Italy among others. He’s played for teams like Scafati Basket, and ASVEL Villeurbanne. Currently, Goss is prepping for his first season with Virtus Roma Basketball Club in Italy.
The 6’1 guard, who prefers to play the point, averaged 10.3 points, 2.8 assists and 1.5 steals per game for Pallacanestro Vares last season.
Even though he’s overseas, Goss still attempts to maintain as great a connection with Drexel as he can. He still reportedly watches the majority of Drexel games online and he also recently met with a group of Drexel students on a study abroad program, where he discussed the difference between the US and International game.
Jake Fischer is the CAA Correspondent for Rant Sports-NCAA Basketball. Make sure to follow Jake on Twitter @fischsportsline.