Final Three For Brewington?

WORCESTER, Mass. -- UMass is no longer involved. Neither is Arizona. Ditto for Temple. It appears as if just three schools are still in the running for combo guard Dwight Brewington.

The 6-5 native of Lynn, Mass., has official visits at N.C. State and South Carolina scheduled for later this month. He's already seen Providence. And he'll almost certainly end up at one of those three.

"Arizona is done," he said Tuesday afternoon at Worcester Academy, where he's set to spend his senior season. "They tried to have me as their No. 2 guard (target). I asked them if they'd let me commit before (Mustafa) Shakur visited. They said no. So I dropped them."

He also decided to drop Temple after a visit to the Owls' Philadelphia campus this past weekend.

That leaves the final trio. Providence coach Tim Welsh -- a graduate, by the way, of Worcester Academy -- is supposed to conduct an in-home visit Wednesday night. N.C. State has Brewington next Monday.

"It's in the ACC," Brewington said when asked about the Wolfpack's chances. "It's the best conference. I would love to play with Julius Hodge. Their team's good, and I want to win."

He's sure to do a ton of that this winter here in Central Massachusetts. Mo Cassara's Hilltoppers are coming off a 27-4 season in which they advanced to the New England Prep "A" finals before losing to the New Hampton (NH) School.

"I want to improve my quickness, and I want to get stronger," Brewington said. "Those are the only two things."

The lanky guard was a two-time MVP of the Northeast Conference in his public school tenure at Lynn English.

He averaged 24 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists per game last year as a junior, earning a spot on the Boston Globe's "Super Team." As a sophomore, he was good for 20 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists a night.

Brewington performed well this past summer -- particularly at the AAU Nationals down in Orlando -- for Mo Vasquez's Metro Boston travel team.

"Dwight's got a chance to be as good as anybody I've had here," said Cassara, whose squad last year boasted talents like current Georgia Tech point guard Jarrett Jack and current Indiana wing Darryl Pegram.

"He's a legit 6-5, he can play the point and the two, and he's a ferocious competitor. He's got a chance to be really, really good."

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