The Long and the Short of It

Photo by Bill Cardoni

A new recruiting push makes Drew basketball more competitive than ever.

By Alex Langlois C’03

From one of the biggest rangers of all time (Dylan Bulger at 6 feet, 11 inches) to one of the smallest (Jennifer Mateo at barely 5 feet), Drew basketball brought in recruits this year who rank among the best in school history. In his first recruiting class, Men’s Head Coach Darryl Keckler added 11 new players, including five over 6 feet, 5 inches. “We brought in players that better fit our system,” says Keckler. “This year’s team is bigger, faster, stronger, and we will still be able to shoot the ball well.” Women’s Head Coach Gail Gilchrest did just as well, drawing eight newcomers who fit the Rangers’ up-tempo style. “This class helps us become a team that can attack,” says Gilchrest. “We will have more offense on the floor at all times.” A pair of 6-footers, Eden Blazovic and Rebecca Smith, will give the Rangers an imposing front line, while Brenda Kramer and mini-dynamo Mateo will continue the Drew tradition of great backcourts.

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