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Brewington Drafted in Third Round of the NBA Developmental League Draft

November 1, 2007
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Former Liberty Flame Dwight Brewington was drafted in the third round of the NBA Developmental League Draft.

Former Liberty Flame Dwight Brewington was drafted in the third round of the NBA Developmental League Draft.

Former Liberty Flame Dwight Brewington was drafted by the Tulsa 66ers in the third round (39th pick overall) of the NBA Developmental League (D-League) Draft Thursday night.

"I am very happy for Dwight," said Liberty head coach Ritchie McKay. "Joey Meyer is a great coach and we wish Dwight the best in his pursuit of professional aspirations with the 66ers."

Brewington will be the first Flame to play in the D-League since Jason Dixon (1994-95), who was a member of the Huntsville Flight franchise in 2002.

The Lynn, Mass., native, who left Liberty a year early to pursue professional basketball opportunities, was also drafted in the third round (29th pick overall) of the CBA Draft by the Albany Patroons in late September.

Brewington averaged 14.7 points and 4.7 rebounds per game for the Flames last season, after transferring from Providence in December 2005.

A unique story, Brewington was born with 60 percent hearing loss and was one of three NCAA Division I basketball players who played with a hearing impairment during the 2006-07 campaign.

Tip-In

One of McKay's pupils, Alfred Neale from New Mexico, was drafted by the Iowa Energy in the 5th round (70th overall) of the D-League Draft. Neale was a member of McKay's 2005 Mountain West Championship club.