Drame expected to be ready for men’s basketball opener

Nick Solari

Despite suffering a meniscus tear at the end of the 2013-14 season, men’s basketball forward Ousmane Drame is expected to be ready for the season opener, which is on Nov. 14 against Yale as part of the Connecticut 6 Classic.

“Rehab is going great, right on schedule, and [Drame] is on target for the first game,” a Quinnipiac Athletics spokesperson told The Chronicle. “He is running now and feels good.”

Drame confirmed that he suffered the meniscus tear during Quinnipiac Media Day on Sept. 18, and said at the time that he was 80 percent through his rehab.

Drame averaged 13.7 points and a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference leading 10.5 rebounds per game for the Bobcats last season. The six-foot-nine senior also recorded 2.1 blocks per game, second in the MAAC.

Drame appeared in all 32 games as a freshman and all 31 games as a sophomore before missing the first two games of his collegiate career last year.

Quinnipiac men’s basketball head coach Tom Moore said on media day that Drame was in all possible combinations of the Bobcats’ starting lineup heading into the season.