High School: W.F. West (Chehalis, WA)
Recruiting Status: Verbally committed to Pepperdine
Notes: her sister, Erika Brumfield, joined the Central Washington (D-II) basketball team in 2020-21 as a redshirt freshman after transferring from Portland State
Recruiting Summary for Drea Brumfield
offers in July 2019: Portland State, Portland
offers in 2020:
- April: Washington State
- May: Montana State
- October: San Diego State
offers in 2021:
- February: Pepperdine
February 23, 2021: committed to Pepperdine
Bearcat Baller Drea Brumfield Commits to Pepperdine (Daily Chronicle, 2/26/2021)
But it was Pepperdine she had her eye on ever since they first contacted her three months ago.
“I just felt like I was really wanted,” Brumfield said. “The coaching staff put so much effort into recruiting me and getting to know me and my family. That meant a lot.”
She also liked the idea of playing in the West Coast Conference, she said, which is a place she feels she can be successful and make an impact on the team as a freshman.
The Chronicle’s 2020 All-Area Girls Basketball Team (Daily Chronicle, 3/17/2020)
Drea is perhaps the most talented girl in the county, a 6-foot-2 forward who can post up anyone, control the boards, dribble the ball down court and knock down 3-pointers at will. Think Kevin Durant. The fact that she’s only a sophomore means she’s destined to be a Division I signee in the near future.
“I just put a lot of time in,” Brumfield said. “My dad pushed me pretty hard because he knows how good I can be. I’ve been playing basketball forever, which is why I love it so much.”
Brumfield averaged 12.3 points, seven rebounds, 2.7 blocks and 2.4 assists per game for a Bearcats team that went 18-8 and finished second in the 2A EvCO. That included an upset over undefeated Ellensburg at regionals and a state appearance. With Brumfield returning for two more years, and dropping volleyball to focus solely on basketball, the Bearcats will be in the hunt for a trophy.