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Saint Peter’s Drame Twins Heading to La Salle

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After their Cinderella run to the Elite Eight at Saint Peter’s, twin transfers Hassan and Fousseyni Drame are transferring to La Salle. The junior big men entered the portal last month after three years in Jersey City.

Fousseyni appeared in all but one contest for the Peacocks, averaging 7.0 points and 6.4 rebounds per game. The 6-foot-7 forward had his best season under Shaheen Holloway as a sophomore in 2021, recording 8.0 points and 7.0 rebounds per contest. The future Explorer led the Peacocks and finished fifth in the MAAC in rebounding during his career-best season.

Hassan was a staple in Saint Peter’s lineup, starting in 25 games this past season. The Bamako, Mali native tallied 6.0 points and 5.3 rebounds per game. The junior big man improved his scoring and field-goal percentage in each of his three seasons in Jersey City, culminating in a 50 percent effort from the field during the Peacocks’ historic season.

Both Fousseyni and Hassan were named to the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference All-Academic team for the second consecutive season.

Hassan and Fousseyni helped Saint Peter’s earn their first NCAA Tournament victory in school history en route to becoming the first 15-seed to appear in the Elite Eight. The Peacocks upset the Kentucky Wildcats in the Round of 64 before downing Murray State and Purdue to advance to the East Regional Final.

The twin duo will provide a defensive presence in the paint and give the Explorers solid depth in the frontcourt. Both Hassan and Fousseyni will have three years of eligibility remaining.

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