Saint Louis Signee Jared Drew Update

Playing for Cathedral High School in Indianapolis, Ind., 6-foot-6 Jared Drew gets to go head-to-head against some of the finest competition in the Midwest.

The Saint Louis signee is averaging double figures in his senior campaign, but that's just the tip of the iceberg.

When he's not practicing for his high school team, he's working with a trainer to improve his game to play at the collegiate level.

"He's still putting up shots," his father James Drew said. "He put up five to six hundred shots today."

It's been a bit of a transition for the lanky guard, too. He's playing out of position because his high school team doesn't have any size inside. James said it was a tough transition at first, but he's been handling things well lately and decided that in order to show his senior leadership, he was going to need to adapt to his new role.

The Billikens have been keeping close tabs on Drew, and he's been working just as hard to prepare for the move to the Gateway City in the fall.

"Coach [Jim] Crews was up here last week and saw him in practice," James said. "He's doing well academically and we're just continuing to improve his game."

He's been on campus with his father for the University of Washington game, in which the Billikens blasted the visiting Huskies. His official visit included a sitdown with Majerus and the rest of the coaching staff.

"Coach [Rick] Majerus told him he wants him to come in and get stronger, put on more weight, keep working on shooting," James said. "He said ‘I want you to play the 2 and come in and play next year'. Not to have to redshirt or anything like that."

Known for his defensive ability with a 6-foot-10 ½ inch wingspan, Drew will provide support on that side of the ball while he becomes acclimated to playing opposite of Dwayne Evans.

He may have flown under the radar during his high school years and in the summer, but if he continues to keep up his work ethic, he could fit in quite nicely for the Billikens.


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