Fred Drains

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Fred Drains
Personal information
Born (1971-01-10) January 10, 1971 (age 48)
Salem, New Jersey
NationalityAmerican / Swedish
Listed height1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
Career information
NBA draft1993 / Undrafted
PositionPower forward
Career history
2000–2003Norrköping Dolphins
2004–2007Plannja Basket
2008–2013Norrköping Dolphins
2013–2014Alvik Basket
Career highlights and awards

Fred Drains (born January 10, 1971) is an American-Swedish former professional basketball player.[1] Drains played the majority of his career in Sweden, where was named Basketligan MVP four times.

College career[edit]

Drains attended Woodstown High School in Woodstown, New Jersey, before playing for Kean College (now Kean University, where he was selected to New Jersey Athletic Conference all-conference basketball first team and recognized as player of the year as a junior in the 1991-1992 season.[2]

Professional career[edit]

In 1993 he was in the NBA Draft, but failed to be drafted. Moving to Sweden and being naturalized, he played power forward for the Norrköping Dolphins and later on for Plannja Basket, both in the Basketligan, the premier league for professional basketball in Sweden.

He was picked as Basketligan MVP four times making him the most decorated basketball player winning the Swedish League MVP Awards:[3] He was Sweden' basketball MVP for seasons 2000–01 and 2001–02 while in the Norrköping Dolphins and in seasons 2004–05 and 2006–07 while playing for Plannja Basket.

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