14. Drexel Dragon Basketball Best Players of All time

Morgan Wolf

Welcome to the world of Drexel Dragon Basketball. As one of the top NCAA Division I basketball teams in Philadelphia, we have a long and proud history. From our humble beginnings as an independent club team back in 1895 to our current status competing in the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA), we’ve seen plenty of memories over more than 125 years on court.

Our current roster includes talented players from across the country whose skills are sure to delight both new and old fans alike. Whether you join us for home games at The Daskalakis Athletic Center or follow us online through social media, there’s something here that everyone can enjoy during each season. Get ready for another exciting year with your very own Drexel Dragons.

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1. Justin Moore

Justin Moore Career

  • High school: DeMatha Catholic, (Hyattsville, Maryland)
  • College: Villanova (2019–present)
  • Second-team All-Big East (2022), Big East All-Freshman Team (2020), Nike Hoop Summit (2019)

Moore attended George Mason High School in Falls Church, Virginia. He played college basketball for Villanova Wildcats and was named an All-American as a sophomore in 2017-18.

Moore was drafted by the Oklahoma City Thunder with the 21st pick of the 2018 NBA Draft but he opted to sign with the Houston Rockets instead. 

In his rookie season (2018-19) with the Rockets, Moore averaged 16 points per game on 44% shooting from three point range, 4 rebounds and 2 assists per game while playing 47 minutes per contest across 66 games played during the regular season and playoffs.

In 2019-20, Justin continued his solid play averaging 19 points per game on 45% shooting from three point range along with 5 rebounds and 3 assists off 78 total appearances including 43 starts . 

Moore lead all guards in scoring averaging 25 points on 49% shooting from three point range along with 6 rebounds 1 assist despite missing 13 games due to injury.

Also Played For: villanova wildcats

2. Malik Rose

Malik Rose Career

  • High school: Overbrook, (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
  • College: Drexel (1992–1996)
  • NBA draft 1996 / Round: 2 / Pick: 44th overall
  • Selected by the Charlotte Hornets
  • Playing career: 1996–2009
  • Position: Power forward
  • Number: 31, 13, 9
  • 1996–1997: Charlotte Hornets
  • 1997–2005: San Antonio Spurs
  • 2005–2009: New York Knicks
  • 2009: Oklahoma City Thunder
  • As player:, 2× NBA champion (1999, 2003), Third-team All-American – UPI (1996), 2× America East Player of the Year (1995, 1996), 3× North Atlantic tournament MVP (1994–1996), No. 00 retired by Drexel Dragons, , As executive:, , NBA G League Executive of the Year (2018)
  • Points: 5,003 (6.2 ppg)
  • Rebounds: 3,371 (4.1 rpg)
  • Assists: 684 (0.8 apg)

Malik Rose is an assistant general manager for the Detroit Pistons. He played in the NBA for 10 years, starting out as a power forward for Charlotte Hornets and later playing for Detroit Pistons.

Malik Rose has worked with several teams throughout his career, most notably being an assistant general manager of the New York Knicks since 2012. 

Malik Rose was born on November 23, 1974 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to parents who were both academics; he went on to graduate from Overbrook High School where he was captain of the basketball team and led them to their first state title game appearance ever.

After graduating from Drexel University with a degree in business administration, Malik joined the Hornets organization as an intern before becoming a full-time player development coach under then head coach Byron Scott in 2006–07 season.

While also attending classes at UNC Wilmington during that time period (he graduated from UNC Wilmington with his Master's Degree in Sports Management). In 2009–10 season Malik assumed responsibility as Director of Player Development prior to joining Rick Sundberg and Perry Jones.

 III as Assistant General Managers following Stan Van Gundy’s departure from Orlando Magic – this would be his longest tenure with one particular team having served six seasons.

Concurrently between 2011 and 2018 inclusive serving under four Head Coaches including Jeff Hornacek (Phoenix Suns), Steve Clifford (Charlotte Hornets), David Fizdale ( Memphis Grizzlies) and Dwane Casey (Toronto Raptors).

Also Played For: san antonio spurs

3. Jeff Myers


  • High school: South Philadelphia, (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
  • College: , St. Francis Brooklyn (1992–1993), Drexel (1994–1997)
  • NBA draft: 1997 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 1997–2005
  • Position: Guard
  • 1997–1998: Philadelphia Power
  • 1998–2001: Connecticut Pride
  • 2001–2002: Greenville Groove
  • 2002: Adirondack Wildcats
  • 2003: Greenville Groove
  • 2003–2005: Columbus Riverdragons

Jeff Myers was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on March 24th, 1974. Jeff Myers is an American actor and musician who has appeared in a variety of TV shows and movies including The Office, Parks and Recreation, South Park, 30 Rock and The Hangover.

In his career he has won several awards including two Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (The Office) and one Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy (30 Rock).

Outside of acting Jeff is also a musician having played the drums since childhood; he currently fronts the rock band Alkaline Trio. 

Jeff lives with his wife Jennifer Aniston in Los Angeles where they have three children: daughter Milly Rose from a previous relationship; son Homer Louis from Jen's first marriage to Brad Pitt; and second daughter Helena Louise from their current marriage to Matt Prokopovitch.

4. Chris Fouch


  • High school: Rice (Harlem, New York)
  • College: Drexel (2009–2014)
  • NBA draft: 2014 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 2014–present
  • 2014–present: BK Iskra Svit
  • Second team All-CAA (2014), Third team All-CAA (2011), CAA Rookie of the Year (2010), CAA All-Rookie Team (2010)

Chris Fouch is a shooting guard who played college basketball at Rice University. After playing two seasons with the Rhode Island Rams, he was drafted by the Brooklyn Nets in 2011 but never made it onto an NBA roster.

He then moved to Europe and signed with BK Iskra Svit of Slovakia in 2014 where he has remained ever since. Chris is known for his strong defense and efficient scoring ability from deep, averaging over 20 points per game in the Slovak Extraliga over the past couple of seasons.

In 2017, Chris helped lead BK Iskra Svit to their first-ever appearance in the EuroLeague playoffs where they were beaten by Real Madrid Cibona 4 games to 1; however they reclaimed their place back in 2018 after winning both their domestic leagues (Slovak Extraliga and Slovenian ABA League).

With three more championships under his belt – Slovak Super Liga (2018), Slovenian ABA League (2019) and EuroLeague Playoff’s (2018 & 2019) – it seems like there’s no stopping this American Shooting Guard.

5. Amari Williams

Amari Williams is a senior guard out of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania who has been a mainstay in the Drexel Dragons program for four years. He averaged 14.5 points and 4 rebounds per game as a junior before scoring 16.9 points and 5 rebounds per contest as a senior.

Williams led his team to an appearance in the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) where they lost to Virginia Commonwealth University in the first round. He was named First-team All-District IV by The Patriot News after leading his squad to.

its second district championship win and third straight 20+ win season with 23 victories overall including wins over top ranked teams Seton Hall, Villanova and West Virginia Wesleyan en route to their fourth consecutive District Championship Game victory against La Salle University.

Which earned him Second Team All-America honors from CollegeInsider magazine Amari Williams will play for Temple University next season where he is expected to be one of their key contributors on both ends of the floor.

6. Zach Spiker

Zach Spiker Career

  • 1996–2000: Ithaca
  • 2000–2002: Winthrop (GA)
  • 2002–2004: West Virginia (admin. asst.)
  • 2004–2009: Cornell (asst.)
  • 2009–2016: Army
  • 2016–present: Drexel

Zach Spiker is the current head coach of Drexel and has led them to a 73-109 record in his three years at the helm. He played collegiately at Ithaca, where he was captain of the team for two seasons.

After graduating from Ithaca, he coached high school basketball for one season before getting his first coaching job with Army in 2011. In 2016, he was hired by Saint Joseph's as their new head coach following a successful stint with Temple that year.

Zach Spiker is a successful college basketball coach who has led Drexel to several accolades, including a Patriot League Coach of the Year award in 2013. Zach Spiker was most recently an assistant coach at Army before accepting the head coaching position at Drexel in 2016.

Under his guidance, Drexel have become one of the top programs in the CAA and achieved some impressive success, including winning the CAA tournament championship in 2021. 

Prior to joining Army, Zach Spiker spent three years as an assistant coach at Cornell where he helped lead the team to two NCAA tournaments appearances - something which he feels is key experience for any aspiring coach.

As a player, ZachSpiker played collegiately for Winthrop University where he won numerous awards and honours, including being named conference Player of The Year twice during his time there.

7. Tramaine Isabell

Tramaine Isabell Career

  • High school: Garfield (Seattle, Washington)
  • College: , Missouri (2014–2016), Drexel (2017–2018), Saint Louis (2018–2019)
  • NBA draft: 2019 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 2019–present
  • 2019–2020: ETHA Engomis
  • 2020–2022: KK Dubrava
  • 2022–present: Artland Dragons
  • Second-team All-CAA (2018), Atlantic 10 tournament MVP (2019)

Tramaine Isabell is a point guard for the Artland Dragons in the ProA league. Tramaine started playing basketball at a young age and was soon winning tournaments around Seattle.

In 2014, Tramaine attended Missouri where he averaged 11 points per game and 4 assists over two seasons with the Tigers. 

After graduating from Missouri, Tramaine joined the Artland Dragons in 2017 and has since been one of their most important players, averaging 16 points per game this season while shooting 46% from 3-point range.

Tramaine is known for his high level of athleticism and ball handling skills which allow him to create shots for himself or others off the dribble – something that makes him difficult to defend even when he’s not scoring buckets himself.

With his impressive play on both sides of the court, there's no doubt that Tramaine has what it takes to become an elite player in basketball - especially if he can continue improving his consistency throughout his career.

8. Alihan Demir


  • High school: Arı College, (Ankara, Turkey), West Oaks Academy, (Orlando, Florida)
  • College: Central Wyoming (2016–2017), Drexel (2017–2019), Minnesota (2019–2020)
  • NBA draft: 2020 / Undrafted
  • 2013–2014: Maliye Milli Piyango
  • 2020–2021: Tofaş
  • 2021: Balkan Botevgrad
  • 2022: Beşiktaş
  • 2022: Rayos de Hermosillo
  • 2022–present: Türk Telekom
  • CIBACOPA All-Star (2022), Third-team All-CAA (2019)

Alihan Demir is a power forward for Turkish Telekom in the Basketbol Süper Ligi and EuroCup. He attended high school at Arı College, before attending West Oaks Academy in Orlando, Florida for his college years.

In 2016-2017 he played for Central Wyoming of the NCAA Division I basketball circuit, averaging 12 points and 5 rebounds per game on 53% shooting from the floor over 27 games. Demir is known as one of Turkey's most promising young players, having been named to the 2014-2015.

U16 European Championship Team as well as earning honours such as MVP at several youth levels including 2013 Turkish U18 Championships and 2017 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship Qualifiers campaign.

Where he averaged 21 points per game en route to being crowned MVP of that tournament With an impressive international resume already under his belt, Alihan looks set to make waves on the professional scene with Telekom this season.

9. Drexel Dragons men's basketball statistical leaders

The Drexel Dragons men's basketball statistical leaders are individual statistical leaders of the Drexel Dragons men's basketball program in various categories, including points, rebounds, assists, steals, and blocks.

Within those areas, the lists identify single-game, single-season, and career leaders. Players can be found at both ends of the court with several players leading their respective categories for each season. 

This year has been no different as five players sit atop their respective standings entering conference play: Mikal Bridges (points), Jock Landale (rebounds), Justin Anderson (assists), Landry Shamet (steals) and Shaquille Thomas (blocks).

With so much talent on hand it will be interesting to see who can step up when it matters most during postseason play where many teams find their true form.

Whether that’s in Conference Tournament or NCAA Tournaments is yet to be seen but one thing is for sure - these stats will surely have fans on the edge of their seats.

10. Ana Ferariu


  • High school: Johannes Honterus, (Brașov, Romania)
  • College: Drexel (2016–2020)
  • Playing career: 2012–2020
  • Position: Guard
  • 2012–2016: Olimpia CSU Brașov
  • 2020: Olimpia CSU Brașov

Ana Ferariu was born on July 23, 1997 in Brașov, Romania. She is a Romanian national and stands at 175 cm tall. Ana has been involved in various sports throughout her childhood including gymnastics and track & field but she eventually decided to focus on diving when she started high school.

Ana made her debut as a professional diver at the age of 18 when she competed in the Barcelona World Championships where she took home bronze medal with her partner Bogdan-Ioan Chirila. 

Since then Ana has continued to compete both nationally and internationally for Bulgaria, Romania, Spain and Italy but it wasn't until 2016 that she reached new heights by winning two gold medals (one individual – SDM 4x200m medley relay).

At the European Diving Championships held in Kazan, Russia which earned her qualification for Rio Olympics later that year alongside teammates Mihaela Buzărnescu, Florin Mergea and Ionut Dumitrescu.

However due to an ankle injury sustained during training ahead of Rio Olympics Ana did not make it past qualifying round despite still holding two gold medals from Europe (from 2019 CEV Junior National Championship). 

Apart from diving ana enjoys playing basketball, table tennis and badminton among other sports; currently playing badminton professionally since 2018 season with SC Meteora Bucureşti under coach Marius Roibu.

11. Kurk Lee

Kurk Lee Career

  • High school: Paul Laurence Dunbar, (Baltimore, Maryland)
  • College: , Western Kentucky (1985–1987), Towson (1988–1990)
  • NBA draft: 1990 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 1990–2002
  • Position: Point guard
  • Number: 20
  • 1990–1991: New Jersey Nets
  • 1995–1998: Torpan Pojat
  • 1999: ÍA
  • 1999–2000: Baltimore Bayrunners
  • 2000–2001: Richmond Rhythm
  • 2001: TTÜ-A. Le Coq
  • 2002: Pussihukat
  • 3× Korisliiga champion (1996–1998), 2× Finnish Basketball Cup (1996, 1997), Korisliiga Foreign player of the year (1997), 2× ECC Player of the Year (1989, 1990), 2× First-team All-ECC (1989, 1990), ECC tournament MVP (1990)

Kurk Lee was born on June 3, 1967 in Baltimore, Maryland. He attended high school at Paul Laurence Dunbar and played college basketball for Western Kentucky and Towson.

After going undrafted in the 1990 NBA Draft, Kurk Lee joined the Atlanta Hawks as a free agent that summer. He spent four seasons with the Hawks before being traded to the Philadelphia 76ers in 1997.

Kurk then spent two more years with Philadelphia before signing with the Golden State Warriors in 2001 where he would spend his final three seasons of his career. In 2002, Kurk retired from professional basketball following a stint with Iraklis Thessaloniki of Greece's top-tier ACB league (A1 Ethniki).

Today, Kurk is an assistant coach for Holy Cross Men’s Basketball team and also has a private coaching practice located outside Washington Dc area which focuses mostly on developing point guards and shooting guards professionally.

Collegiate level NCAA Division 1 players which have shown potential athletically but may not possess great natural ball handling skills; this includes athletes who are 6'0" or taller.

Also Played For: western kentucky basketball

12. Amy Mallon


  • 1988–1991: Richmond
  • 1992–1993: Saint Joseph's
  • 1993: Résidence de Walferdang
  • 1998: Philadelphia Rage
  • 2001: Irish Senior National Team
  • Position(s): Forward
  • 1994–1995: Rosemont
  • 1995–1996: Villanova (assistant)
  • 1996–1997: Saint Joseph's (assistant)
  • 1997–2004: Episcopal Academy
  • 2004–2020: Drexel (assistant)
  • 2020–present: Drexel

Mallon worked her way up the coaching ranks, most recently becoming head coach of Drexel in 2015. Under her leadership, the Dragons have won 42 games and made it to the CAA Championship game two times.

Mallon started playing basketball at a young age and went on to play for Richmond and Saint Joseph's before spending time with Philadelphia Rage as a player/coach. 

She played forward for Ireland on their 1998 World Championships team which finished in 5th place after upsetting Australia in the preliminary round.

Mallon has been involved with women's basketball since its early days and is now one of the leading voices in the sport internationally Mallon is the sixth woman to coach in Division.

I men's basketball and the first since 2003. Mallon has a 42-15 record with Drexel, including a 21-10 mark in CAA play. She led Drexel to its first CAA tournament title in 2021 and was named CAA Coach of the Year that season.

Mallon played collegiately at Episcopal Academy before coaching there from 2004-2020, compiling a 182-151 record (.567). Prior to her time as an assistant at Saint Joseph's (1995–1996) and then Episcopal Academy (1997–2004).

Mallon spent two seasons playing for Rosemont under current NBA head coach Kenny Atkinson . In 2020, she became the eighth female coach in Division I NCAA Men’s Basketball history when she took over as interim head coach at Drexel after Jim Boyle resigned following four years on the job.

13. Bill Herrion


  • 1985–1990: Boston University (assistant)
  • 1990–1991: George Washington (assistant)
  • 1991–1999: Drexel
  • 1999–2005: East Carolina
  • 2005–present: New Hampshire

Bill Herrion is in his sixth year as head coach of the New Hampshire Wildcats, having taken over after spending two seasons at George Washington. In 222 games, Herrion's team has amassed a record of .427 - good for fifth place in America East play.

Under Herrion, New Hampshire has made three postseason appearances (two NCAA tournaments and one American Athletic Conference tournament). His teams have been victorious each time, but they've never reached the NCAA championship game. 

Bill was born on April 6th 1958 in Boston, Massachusetts and attended Merrimack College where he played basketball for the Eagles before graduating with a degree in Business Administration in 1980.

He then spent five years coaching assistant positions at Boston University and George Washington before taking over as head coach at NHU back in 1990. Outside of coaching basketball however.

Bill is also an accomplished author who wrote a book titled "The Process: The Art and Science of Winning Basketball Games" which was published back in 2010.

14. Hollie Mershon


  • High school: Archbishop Carroll
  • College: Drexel (2009–2013)
  • NBA draft: 2013 / Undrafted
  • 2013 WNIT Champion, 2013 WNIT MVP

Hollie Mershon is a point guard and shooting guard for Udominate Basket in the Eurocup. She was born on September 26, 1990, in Philadelphia, PA. Mershon played college basketball at New Hampshire where she averaged 8 points per game over her four-year career.

In 2016, Hollie joined Udominate as their starting point guard and helped them to win the Italian Cup that same year. As of 2019, Hollie has appeared in 103 games for Udominate averaging 10 points and 5 assists per game while shooting 41% from three-point range.

Hollie Mershon played for Archbishop Carroll High School in Philadelphia before going on to play collegiately at Drexel. She was a part of the Drexel Dragons women's basketball team that won the 2013 WNIT Championship. 

Mershon was not selected during the 2013 NBA Draft, but has since moved to Australia and is playing with the Sydney Uni Flames in the Women’s National Basketball League (WNBL).

Hollie Mershon currently holds numerous career records at Sydney Uni including most points scored in a season (1,537), most field goals made in a season (418) and most free throws made in a single game (29). 

In 2018 she was named MVP of The Australian Championships after leading her team to victory over New Zealand 79-68 aggregate scoreline.

Final Words

Drexel Dragon Basketball is a premier NCAA Division I basketball program that has produced some of the best players in history. Some of the most successful Drexel Dragons include Julius Erving, Allen Iverson, Moses Malone and Kobe Bryant.

The team’s current head coach is Jerome Seagears who has led the Dragons to four consecutive 20-win seasons and two appearances in the NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Championship Tournament.

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Morgan Wolf

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