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Jimmy Drew

Player Profile

Class:
RS Junior

Hometown:
Anna, Ill.

High School:
Anna-Jonesboro

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 210

Position:
Shooting Guard

Birthdate:
07/08/1987

2008-09: Redshirted after suffering a season-ending foot injury prior to the regular season.

2007-08: Played in 26 games, starting in 15 games ... averaged 4.2 ppg and 2.2 rpg ... ranked eighth in the OVC and led the team at .403 three-point percentage ... second on the team with 1.0 three-pointers made per game ... tied for second on the team with 2.6 three-pointers attempted ... fifth on the team with an average of 1.3 assists per game ... shot .391 percent from the field and .684 from the free throw line ... scored in double digits in three games...fourth on the team with a 11.0 ppg average in neutral site games ... recorded a .583 field goal percentage (7-12) and a .700 three-point percentage (7-10) in neutral site games ... averaged 5.7 ppg, 2.6 rpg and shot 47-percent (15-32) from three-point range in non-conference games ... recorded three or more assists in six games ... had two steals in a game five times ... scored a career-high 19 points against Coppin State (11/23) in a career-high 36 minutes of action ... went a career-best 6-9 from the field including career-highs of 6-8 from three-point range and added five rebounds, three assists and two steals against Coppin State ... scored 12 points on 2-4 shooting from the field and a perfect 6-6 from the free throw line vs. Evansville (11/20) ... against Evansville recorded career bests with seven rebounds and four assists ... went a perfect 4-4 from the field, all from three-point range and finished with 12 points including the game-winner at Samford (12/18) ... scored eight points on 3-6 shooting (2-4 from three-point range) and recorded four rebounds vs. Samford (2/28) ... scored seven points in only 13 minutes vs. Eastern Illinois (2/14) ... grabbed five rebounds including a career-high three offensive boards in only 11 minutes vs. Tennessee Tech (12/8).

2006-07: Saw action in 25 games including one start ... averaged 1.7 points per game ... averaged 2.5 ppg and 1.5 rpg in neutral site games ... averaged 2.4 ppg and shot .409 from the field including .400 from three-point range in away games ... shot 30% from three point range which ranked sixth on the team ... made 11 three-pointers ... scored a season-high seven points at Eastern Illinois (2/13) in only five minutes going 2-3 from the field including a perfect 2-2 from three-point range ... scored six points on 2-3 shooting from three-point range in 10 minutes at Austin Peay (1/13) ... recorded five points on 2-3 shooting, two rebounds and his first career blocked shot in a season-high 17 minutes vs. Drake (11/17) ... scored five points on 2-4 shooting in season finale at Tennessee Tech (2/27) ... scored four points and recorded two steals at Purdue (12/30) ... pulled down a season-best three rebounds at Samford (2/22) ... swiped a career-best three passes in ESPNU BracketBuster game against Louisiana Tech (2/17) ... dished out a season-best two assists vs. Tennessee State (1/18) ... made first career start vs. Centenary (11/18).

Prep: All-state, all-south and all-conference at Anna-Jonesboro High School in Anna, Ill. ... averaged 23.5 points and 6.3 rebounds per game ... made 94 3-pointers as a senior ... had 30 consecutive double-figure games ... MVP of the Eldorado Holiday Tournament ... coached by his father, Jim Drew ... also all-state in football as a quarterback.

Personal: Born 7-8-87 ... son of Jim and Bonnie Drew ... sister, Cassie, played basketball at Missouri ... brother, Chris, played basketball at Southern Illinois ... sister, Kelly, played volleyball at Middle Tennessee State ... majoring in Finance ... favorite athlete is Brett Favre ... also recruited by Wyoming, Austin Peay and Arkansas State.


Drew shoots a three-pointer vs. Tennessee State on Dec. 6, 2007. (Patrick Clark)



 
 

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