April 6, 2012
BALTIMORE - Loyola University Maryland sophomore guard Justin Drummond informed the Greyhounds' coaching staff this week that he has elected to transfer to another school. He has not yet made a decision on where he will continue his collegiate career.
Drummond, a 6-foot-4, 187 pound guard, earned All-Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Third Team honors and was named the MAAC Sixth Player of the Year in 2011-2012 after averaging 10.7 points and 3.9 rebounds in 33 games (four starts).
"We would like to thank Justin for his contributions to the program," Head Coach Jimmy Patsos said. "We met with Justin and his family, and we offered to redshirt Justin to help him continue his development as a top-level player. Justin, however, expressed his desire to play at the highest level of college basketball in an effort to continue his career beyond college.
"Justin helped us do something special this year, and we want to support him in his decision to move on to another school. I learned last week in coaches meetings at the Final Four that 40-percent of college players decide to transfer at some point, and we hope that Justin's career is furthers by this. We wish him the absolute best. He will always be a part of the Loyola basketball family."
The Greyhounds finished the 2011-2012 season with a 24-9 record and won the MAAC Championship to advance to the second NCAA Tournament in school history and first since 1994.