ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich.- On Friday, May 18, Rochester College Head Basketball coach Klint Pleasant announced the signing of NCAA Division I transfer Drew Maynard.
Maynard joins the USCAA National Runners Up after playing at Valdosta State and Oakland University. He played his high school basketball at Lake Orion High School.
While at Valdosta State, Maynard started in 15 of the 21 games he played in. he averaged 9.5 points and 5.8 rebounds per game while shooting 50% from the field.
At Oakland University, Maynard played two years under Grizzlies Head Coach Greg Kampe. In his sophomore year, Maynard played in 32 of 35 games while averaging 4.7 points per game. In his freshman year, Maynard played in all 36 games. He scored in double figures in nine games and grabbed double digit rebounds once. Maynard scored 254 points on the season averaging 7.1 points and 3.0 rebounds per game.
At Lake Orion High School, Maynard was ranked number 36 nationally by ESPN.com for shooting guards. He was a three-time all-state selection, tabbed all-county, all-area, and named to the Oakland County as well as Detroit Free Press Dream Team. He was selected as a National McDonald's All-American, played in the Michigan All-Star game. He put up impressive numbers leading the Dragons to three consecutive league titles while scoring 1600 career points, averaging 25.3 and 11.4 rebounds per game.
Coach Pleasant on Maynard:
"We're delighted that Drew wants to be part of our program. He is obviously a very gifted basketball player. I watched him in high school and actually contacted a few coaching buddies (at NCAA I schools) to encourage them to recruit Drew. And then of course, coached against him when he played at OU. I'm excited for Drew to have the opportunity to finish his college career on a good note. I explained to him how excited I was to coach him, but also communicated what it takes to be successful in our program on and off the floor. He responded very positively to that. More than anything, I want Drew to have a good experience and grow as a person and a student. RC has helped a lot of young men do that and my hope is that it has the same effect on Drew too. He has the chance to make a huge impact for us on the floor and can play four positions at our level. He was extremely well coached at OU and has been exposed to basketball at the highest level. Our players have already embraced him and are excited as well."
Catch tomorrow's Oakland Press for the latest on the Maynard signing.