Brewington Chooses Big East

Dwight Brewington took an official visit this weekend and didn't leave campus without first making a commitment. The Lynn, Mass., native made one Big East staff very happy on Sunday afternoon.

The 6-5 PG/SG from Worcester (MA) Academy pledged his allegiance to coach Tim Welsh and the Providence staff, picking the Friars over South Carolina and N.C. State as well as interest from Temple and Arizona.

He joined two earlier Class of 2003 PC commitments: Jeffrey Parmer, a 6-7 SF from Niagara Falls (NY) High, and Gerald Brown, a 6-3 SG from Baltimore (MD) Frederick Douglass.

"Dwight had a great weekend," said Mo Vasquez, the coach of Brewington's Metro Boston summer squad. "He felt comfortable with the coaches and the players. Geographically, it was ideal for him. His mother didn't want him to go down South."

Welsh, who, by the way, graduated from Worcester Academy, got a player with all-league player, a point man who scores and uses his superior size to do things -- make certain passes in particular -- that 6-footers just can't do.

Brewington went for 24 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists per game as a junior at Lynn English, garnering a spot on the Boston Globe's so-called "Super Team."

As a sophomore at English, he averaged a triple-double, with clips of 20 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists a night.

He played well throughout this past spring and summer for Metro Boston. And he was particularly effective -- his perimeter jumpers were falling -- at the AAU Nationals in late July in Orlando.

"Dwight's got a chance to be as good as anybody I've had here," Worcester coach Mo Cassara said last week. "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."

Vasquez agrees.

"He's as focused and as driven as anyone," the Metro coach said. "He's special. I could see him being one of the top three point guards in the Big East right away. Give him a year or two, and he's one of the top 10 on the East Coast."

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