As the Drexel Dragons have struggled during the start of the first half of the 2012-2013 season, many have hypothesized that head coach Bruiser Flint’s team’s problems have come as a result of senior guard Chris Fouch’s season-ending ankle injury.
Now, whether or not Fouch returns for a sixth season in Philadelphia, he has already redshirted, the Dragons have found another guard to potentially replace their consistent scorer off the bench.
Early Thursday morning, Alex Schwartz of Northstar Basketball, first reported that Seton Hall guard Freddie Wilson will transfer to Drexel in order to finish out his last two seasons of college eligibility under Flint.
Wilson, a 6-2 guard from New Haven, CT, hasn’t started off his college career the way he presumably would have liked to with the Pirates. In his first season, Wilson played just 8.1 minutes per game in all but two of the team’s games in 2011-2012. This year, as a sophomore, Wilson is playing only 5.4 minutes per game, and he’s already not appeared in eight of Seton Hall’s contests.
In the games in which Wilson did not appear, he recorded six coach’s “Did Not Plays” and served a two-game suspension.
Per NCAA Transfer rules, Wilson’s eligibility for the 2013-2014 season is uncertain. However, the guard, who is supposed to possess an incredible scoring ability, will definitely be playing in front of the DACPack for his senior and junior seasons.
Before Wilson joins the Dragons, Drexel will desperately need their current string of electric guards to carry their team throughout the remainder of their CAA schedule. Drexel (5-10, 1-2) will have a tough task at James Madison (8-8, 2-1) on Saturday afternoon.
Jake Fischer is the CAA Correspondent for Rant Sports-NCAA Basketball. Make sure to follow Jake on Twitter @JakeLFischer.