Salukis get commitment from Drummond

Southern Illinois coach Chris Lowery has found some of his best players in the Chicago-area-based Illinois Wolves club program, and he hopes that trend continues with Class of 2012 point guard Bobo Drummond.

Drummond, a 5-10 point guard, committed the Salukis while on an unofficial visit Saturday. Drummond attended Peoria Manual High School his first two years and was considered one of the state’s top 2012 players. He now attends La Lumiere Academy in Indiana.

Drummond has played for Illinois Wolves coach Mike Mullins throughout his high school career. Mullins was with Drummond at Southern Illinois on Saturday.

“Bobo is a terrific point guard who brings toughness and a winning attitude to SIU,” Mullins said. “He loves to compete at the highest level and is a winner.”

Former Salukis star point guard Bryan Mullins and current Southern Illinois players Carlton Fay and Diamond Taylor are among those who once played for the Wolves.

Drummond is Southern Illinois’ first 2012 recruit.