Kale Abrahamson is leaving his family but coming home.

The former West Des Moines Valley star and Northwestern sophomore said Wednesday he has transferred to Drake and will play basketball for the Bulldogs.

Abrahamson, who announced in March that he was transferring from Northwestern, said Drake coach Ray Giacoletti was among the first coaches to call him.

"Giacoletti was on me from Day 1," Abrahamson said.

Abrahamson, a 6-foot-7 guard/forward, appeared in all 65 of Northwestern's games the last two seasons, including 28 starts. He averaged 4.9 points per game as a freshman and saw that dip to 3.8 as a sophomore.

He will have two years of eligibility remaining at Drake. Abrahamson's commitment is believed to be the final scholarship that Giacoletti had available for the 2014-15 season.

In a statement, Giacoletti said, "Kale is a proven scorer who has been well-coached and brings two years of Big Ten experience. We see the addition of Kale as a very important piece as we continue to build our program."

Though Abrahamson is coming back to Central Iowa, he's leaving his family. They now live in Elgin, Ill., where his dad Kent got a job after Kale signed with Northwestern.