- Drew signed five preps last November: Ryan Broekhoff, Chris Halvorsen, Matt Kenney, and Tommy Kurth and Brandon Wood.
- Junior Cory Johnson, who transferred from Iowa State, will be eligible to play in the fall 2009
- Seven-foot Beas Hamga, a mid-year transfer from UNLV, will be eligible after that fall 2009 semester is completed.
- Senior Brandon McPherson is returning for another year. He got a medical redshirt after playing just five games this season.
And one of the walk-ons, freshman guard Andrew Ferry is seeking. "... a school where he can become a key contributor," according to Thursday's Gary Post Tribune.
Valparaiso was surprised by a couple roster deletions last summer. Rising sophomore center Bryan Bouchie, a Finnish native, transferred to Evansville and rising junior swingman Samuel Haanpaa left for Upea Capo d'Orlando, a European pro team, with hopes of making the NBA.
Drew, talking about over-recruiting, told Post-Tribune reporter Mark Lazerus, "I don't like it. I don't like it at all. Basketball has changed so much.
On the flip side Drew noted, "Look at Florida, they lost seven players. It's really been difficult. Now you've got to recruit your own players just to keep them on campus. And it seems like it gets worse every year."