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Drexel Dragons Land Big Virginia Recruit, 2013 Forward Rodney Williams


While the members of the Drexel Dragons DAC Pack don’t have much to be excited about with their team’s 0-2 start featuring two overtime losses, their program has had some relative success this fall off the court.

The Dragons have officially signed 6-7 forward Rodney Williams from St. Christopher’s School in Richmond, VA, to join an already stellar class.

Williams made the announcement following an event at his High School. The big man had received offers from La Salle, St. Joseph’s, Duequesne, St Bonaventure Drexel’s CAA rival, Old Dominion. Williams had narrowed down his choices to just St Bonaventure and Drexel, and now he’s signed up to be coached by Bruiser Flint.

The forward, who is ranked the sixth-best player in the state of Virginia by ESPN.com, competed for an AAU club, the Richmond Squires along with his high school team. The Squires have produced some talented NBA players you may have heard of, including Ray Allen, Kevin Garnett, and Amare Stoudamire.

Many close to Williams, including his AAU coach, have praised the young stud’s leadership and work ethic—two qualities that will definitely blend well with Damion Lee and Frantz Massenat in Philly.

Williams joins Kiski Prep (PA) guard Major Canady and Lee Academy (ME) forward Mohamed Bah in Drexel’s 2013 recruiting class, thus far. With their first three recruits inked, the Dragons have a pretty impressive incoming freshman class ready to join a top CAA contender.

Even though it’s a very small sample size, the Dragons’ starting frontcourt of Dartaye Ruffin and Daryl McCoy are only averaging a combined 9.5 points and 14 rebounds per game. As McCoy graduates in the spring, Williams will definitely have an opportunity to step in right away and contribute in the frontcourt for Flint and provide them some much-need scoring that they aren’t really getting right now from their bigs.


Jake Fischer is the CAA Correspondent for Rant Sports-NCAA Basketball. Make sure to follow Jake on Twitter @fischsportsline