Drake Signs Pair of Recruits


May 9th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Drake has signed a pair of frontcourt players to round out its latest recruiting class.  Bulldogs coach Mark Phelps says Daddy Ugbede and Robert Puleikis have signed letters of intent and will join the team next season.  Ugbeda is a 6-foot-7, 220-pound power forward from Junipero Serra High School in Gardena, Calif. He averaged 15.3 points and 6.8 rebounds a game for a team that finished 31-3.  Puleikis is a 6-foot-10 center from Detroit (Mich.) Country Day school, where he scored 12.7 points and grabbed 10.5 rebounds a game.     The pair round out a list of eight newcomers for the Bulldogs, who lost star Rayvonte Rice to transfer.