Presbyterian College and interim head men's basketball head coach John Reynolds announced the signing of forward Ben Drake (Kennesaw, Ga.) to join the Blue Hose in the fall of 2017. He joins guard Romeo Crouch (Titusville, Fla.) and guard Duncan LeXander (Florence, S.C.), who signed this past fall.
"We are very excited to announce the signing of Ben Drake to our 2017 class," said coach Reynolds. "As a junior transfer from Chattahoochee Tech where he played for coach David Archer, Ben is physically ready help our front court right away. At 6'8, Ben has the skill to play both inside and out, which is something we value in our system. He is a very mature and faith-centered young man, and we all appreciate his commitment and loyalty to our basketball program."
Ben Drake - F - 6-8 - 225 - Kennesaw, Ga. / Chattahoochee Tech (Harrison)
High School/Junior College: Started playing basketball in 11th grade at Harrison High School ... His Chattahoochee Tech team advanced to the final four in 2016 ... He was a two-time All-Star selection ... He averaged six points, 7 rebounds a game, and started in 28 of 29 games ... He shot 47% from the field and was 45% from the three-point arc ...
Personal: Born May 24, 1997, in Atlanta, Ga. ... Parents are Ronald an Diane Drake ... He chose PC because of the coaches and the Christian based background of the school ... He volunteers frequently at his church and with special needs kids sports leagues ... Major is undecided.