Doby & Wood Officially Sign with DePaul

The signings of 2014 prospects Raymond Doby and Darrick Wood were made official by the DePaul Blue Demons today. Doby and Wood have now signed their national letter of intent to play for DePaul coach Oliver Purnell next season.

Raymond Doby comes to the Blue Demons from Montrose Christian Academy in Rockville, Maryland, where he is completing his final prep season after starring at Christian Brothers High School in St. Louis as a junior. The 6-7 forward originally hails from Cahokia, Illinois.

Doby brings a high motor and athleticism to the Blue Demons. Scout.com analyst Evan Daniels describes Doby as "an energy guy with very good athleticism".

"(Doby is) always someone who could score with athleticism and strength inside," Scout.com analyst Brian Snow following Doby's performance with the Mac Irvin Fire last summer. "Doby is beginning to show ability outside as well. Doby hit a three, scored in the mid-range, and then also did some damage down low with his bread and butter. A good rebounder, Doby secured the glass and helped his team rally from a solid halftime deficit."

Click on the link below to see highlights of Ray Doby playing with Montrose Christian in a game against Findlay Prep this season.



Darrick Wood will arrive at DePaul after playing one season at Hutchinson Community College in Hutchinson, Kansas. The 6-5 shooting guard will have three years of eligibility remaining at DePaul.

Wood averaged 13.6 points, 3.7 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game for the Blue Dragons this season. After fully recovering from a meniscus injury, Wood stepped up his game and averaged 18.1 points per game over his final eight games. He finished as Hutchinson's third-leading scorer for the season. Wood shot 43.4 percent from the floor and 80.2% on free throws this season.

Wood decommitted from St. John's during his senior year of high school.

Doby and Wood join Illinois transfer Myke Henry, Aaron Simpson, and Rashaun Stimage to form the 2014 recruiting class for the Blue Demons.


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