FREEPORT, Grand Bahama – Romad Dean returned home to officially end his recruitment and announce his collegiate decision.Dean will officially join the Fordham Rams of the Atlantic 10 Conference next fall.
The 6’7” wing out of Crestwood Prep in Ontario, Canada made the announcement at the place where his basketball career began – Tabernacle Baptist Academy.
Dean’s resume includes a series of accolades, both during his tenure with Crestwood at the national team level. The Lions recently finished as a semi finalist in the Ontario Scholastic Basketball Association. Dean was named an OSBA Third Team-All Star after averaging 20 points and 18 rebounds per game.
Some of his top games for the year included 24 points and 13 rebounds in an 84-73 loss to United Scholastic Academy in the OSBA Semifinals; 28 points in a 97-89 win over Vanguard North Prep; 38 points in an 83-78 win over New Horizon Academy, and 31 points in an early season 98-97 loss to United Scholastic.
As a junior, Dean helped lead the Lions to win the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations Boys Basketball AAA Gold medal.He averaged 14.1 points, 13.6 rebounds and 1.3 blocks per game.
He led the team in both rebounds and blocks. He was also nominated for Canada’s premier prep basketball showcase as one of 198 players named to the BioSteel All Canadian Games – 2020 Boys Nominees List. Dean has been a member of both senior and junior national teams.
At the senior level he was a member of the team that finished the FIBA World Cup 2023 Americas Pre-Qualifiers for Group A with an undefeated 3-0 record in El Salvador.
As a junior, he scored the go ahead field goal to lift Team Bahamas to a bronze medal at the 2019 FIBA U7 Centrobasket Championships.
For the tournament, Dean averaged a double-double with 14.2 points and 11.4 rebounds per game.