New Mexico Lands 2018 Point Guard Drue Drinnon

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Drue Drinnon, the 6-foot point guard from University (FL) School, announced his commitment to New Mexico on Sunday via Twitter. He spoke with D1Vision on Sunday about his commitment.

“It came down to the bond with the coaches, [the] opportunity to come and play immediately, and make an impact,” said Drinnon. Also, knowing that every coach on the staff will do whatever it takes to help me fulfill my dream!”

According to 247Sports, Drinnon is ranked as the No. 218 overall player in the Class of 2018 and the No. 18 player from the state of Florida. He is the first commit in the Lobos’ 2018 class.

“They are a uptempo team that likes to run and Coach [Paul] Weir lets his players play,” said Drinnon on New Mexico. “They press a lot and pick up man to man in the full court which I already do at the high school level. The guards use a lot of ball screens which I love and coach Weir loves for his players to shoot threes! It’s a perfect fit for me.”

Playing on the Nike EYBL circuit with Southern Stampede, Drinnon averaged 13.4 points, 4.0 rebounds, 3.5 assists, and 0.9 steals per game, in eight games. After finishing with a 5-11 record, Southern Stampede missed out on Peach Jam.

“I’m most excited to come in and play in the PIT in front of their crazy fans,” said Drinnon. “We want to make it to the NCAA tournament and bring back a national championship! I’m also excited to become the best player I can be!”

In July, Drinnon named Georgia, Wake Forest, South Florida, and Florida Gulf Coast as the five schools working the hardest for his recruitment, but it was the Lobos that ended up landing the 2018 point guard.

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