January 10, 1971|
Salem, New Jersey
|Nationality||American / Swedish|
|Listed height||1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)|
|NBA draft||1993 / Undrafted|
|Career highlights and awards|
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.
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: 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. Joakim Kjellbom has won the MVP title three times.
- Eurobasket.com Eurobasket.com Fred Drains player page
- All-Conference.pdf "Men's Basketball All-Conference Team", New Jersey Athletic Conference, March 4, 1992. Accessed February 1, 2017.
- Basket.se: Utmärkelser - Årets MVP
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