Drum To Walk-On At Wake

Wake Forest's basketball team added an impressive new walk-on this summer when Rural Hall, NC native Michael Drum announced his intentions to transfer to the Demon Deacon program. Drum played college basketball at Presbyterian College last season.

This week, there was a lot of talk of Wake Forest picking up a new transfer. Questions lingered -- Would he walk-on? Is he taking one of the open scholarships? Just who is this "Drum" character?

Tuesday afternoon, DeaconSports confirmed that Michael Drum would be walking on at Wake Forest. "I'm transferring from Presbyterian and going to be walking on," said the 6'6, 200-pound forward.

Drum played two seasons at Presbyterian before moving on to Wake Forest. In those two seasons he was very sucecssful, earning conference Freshman of the Year as a freshman and being named an all-conference selection as a sophomore. Drum averaged 15 points and eight boards in his final season at Presbyterian.

After two seasons at Presbyterian, how did Drum end up moving on to Wake Forest? "Whenever I was first going to college, Coach Prosser gave me an automatic spot to walk-on," Drum said. "I just wanted to move on to higher competition now and I called Coach Prosser up and asked him if I could walk-on and talked with him and he said I could."

D-II national champion Kennesaw State, UNC-Wilmington, and Richmond all offered Drum before he chose to stay close to home and be a Demon Deacon.

Before officially enrolling at Wake, Drum plans to head out of the country to play a little basketball. "I'm going to Barbados this Saturday with some U.S. athletes. They're having a Division II thing and asked a few of us athletes to go down there." After that, Drum hopes to enroll in the second summer session at Wake, although he may have to begin a few days late.

Upon his return, he will also continue to work out with the team and expects to continue to enjoy his time at Wake. "We practice every single day," he said. "I love it. All the guys there are great. They're really taking a liking to me I think and welcoming me in."

Let's all do the same. Welcome to Wake Forest, Michael Drum.

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