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Drexel Dragons 5th-Year Senior Chris Fouch Applies For Sixth Year Of Eligibility

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According to Drexel Dragons head coach, Bruiser Flint, fifth year senior guard, Chris Fouch, will apply for a sixth year of eligibility to play collegiate basketball in Philadelphia.

Fouch broke his ankle in Drexel’s Saturday, November 17 victory over the Penn Quakers at the beginning of this season. The injury required season ending surgery for Fouch, who, at the time, was the team’s leading scorer.

Fouch, a New York City product, has already redshirted once in his college career. The sharpshooter sat out the entire 2008-2009 season, his freshman year, after suffering an ACL tear prior to his first season at Drexel.

Thus, when the senior went down earlier this season, many questioned whether Fouch would attempt to apply for a sixth year of eligibility to remain at Drexel and play four full years of college basketball.

Drexel could surely use him.

If Fouch is eligible for the 2013-2014 season, he would add another potential 15 points per game to a roster that features dynamic guards Frantz Massenat and Damion Lee. With Fouch, Massenat and Lee in 2011-2012, Drexel put together one of the best seasons in program history, as they went 29-7 overall and 16-2 in CAA regular season play. Unfortunately for the Drexel faithful, the Dragons ultimately came up short in the conference tournament and were denied a bid to the NCAA Tournament.

Things have been sour in the Drexel program ever since.

But, a sixth year of Chris Fouch would add some relative sweetness to a program that desperately needs it. For now, they will have to wait on the NCAA’s ruling.

 

Jake Fischer is the CAA Columnist for Rant Sports-NCAA Basketball. He also hosts the CAA Relay Podcast. Make sure to follow Jake on Twitter @JakeLFischer.