The 6-foot-11 center pulled a 180-degree turn Friday, announcing via Twitter that he will play for the defending NCAA champion Huskies this fall instead of going for a postgraduate year in high school.
“It’s official I’m heading to the university of connecticut to be a husky this year! Do I hear repeat,” Drummond said on Twitter.
The Connecticut Gatorade Player of the Year last season, Drummond averaged 15 points and 11 rebounds a game while leading St. Thomas More to a 30-7 record and a National Prep School Tournament championship.
“Andre Drummond’s going to be a factor [in the Big East],” St. Thomas More coach Jere Quinn, who spoke to Drummond and his mother, Christine, for 20 minutes Friday, told SNY.tv. “First of all, the best thing about Andre Drummond, he’s a great teammate.