2003 Spotlight: Dwight Brewington

Dwight Brewington isn't your ordinary high school basketball star. He doesn't hear all of the cheers or all of the jeers. He just plays. Brewington is partially deaf, but that hasn't kept him from posting big numbers and attracting attention from numerous programs.

Brewington Will Lead Metro Boston

Dwight Brewington, a 6-4 shooting guard, averaged 22 points a game for Lynn (MA) English as a junior. He was the conference player of the year. He has offers from Rhode Island, UMass and Providence.

Brewington is an interesting story. He's partially deaf but that doesn't slow him down.

"The best thing about Dwight is he's determined and he's willing to listen," Metro Boston AAU coach Mo Vasquez said. "He reads lips real well, but he can also hear. He's very visual. If I show him by example, he does it. It's easier (coaching him) than it is some of the other guys. He's not listening to the crowd or other players."

Vasquez says in addition to the aforementioned offers, he's hearing from Memphis, Temple, UConn, Tennessee and Cincinnati.

"I try to push everything (mail, etc.) toward him so he sees all the schools interested in him," Vasquez said.

Metro Boston will be on display at the Charlie Weber, Jam Fest, state AAU's and Gym Rats event in May. Brewington will be at either Nike or adidas ABCD.

"The kid is tough," Vasquez said. "He's competitive as hell. He's just determined."

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