Drake baskerball signs Chris Caird

Marshalltown Community College guard Chris Caird has signed a letter of intent with Drake.

Drake says that Caird, a 6-foot-6, 215-pound shooting guard from Daventry, England, will have two seasons of eligibility remaining.

Caird should give the Bulldogs a major boost on the perimeter for first-year coach Ray Giacoletti.

Caird averaged 18 points and six rebounds a game for Marshalltown a year ago, connecting on 41 percent of his 3s.

Caird spent three years at Marshalltown, missing the 2011-12 season because of injury.