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Abrahamson to join Drake men’s basketball program


This news story was published on April 17, 2014.
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drake-bulldogs-logo-smallDES MOINES – Kale Abrahamson, a West Des Moines, Iowa, native, has joined the Drake University men’s basketball team, head coach Ray Giacoletti announced Wednesday, April 16.

A 6-7 forward, Abrahamson is transferring from Northwestern after two seasons with the Wildcats in which he started 28 games.

“Kale is a proven scorer who has been well coached and brings two years of Big Ten experience to our program,” said Drake head coach Ray Giacoletti. “We the see the addition of Kale as a very important piece as we continue to build our program and we’re excited to add his versatile basketball abilities to our team.”

A 2012 graduate of Valley High School in West Des Moines, Abrahamson averaged 18.4 points per game as a senior under head coach Jeff Horner and was named first team All-State in class 4A and the Central Iowa Metro League Player of the Year by the Des Moines Register.

Last season at Northwestern, he started 11 games and averaged 3.8 points per game with a career-high 19 points coming against UCLA on the strength of five three-pointers. As a freshman, he scored 4.9 points per game and sank 34 three-pointers, the third most on the team. Of his 17 starts as a freshman, 14 came against Big Ten competition.

“We are pleased to welcome Kale back to Des Moines,” Giacoletti added. “He is a high-character, self-motivated person and an excellent student. There are so many positives with his decision to attend Drake University and join our program.”

Abrahamson is the son of Kent and Lynn Marie Abrahamson. His father played college basketball at UNI. He will have two remaining years of eligibility at Drake after sitting out the 2014-15 season per NCAA transfer rules.

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