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Former Flame Brewington Goes Overseas
Former Liberty Flame Dwight Brewington has signed a professional contract for the 2008-09 season with Maccabi Ashdod in Israel's second division, the National League.
The Lynn, Mass., native, who left Liberty a year early in 2007 to pursue professional basketball opportunities, spent last season in the NBA Developmental League (D-League) after the Tulsa 66ers drafted him in the third round (39th pick overall) of the 2007 NBA D-League draft. Brewington was also selected in the third round (29th pick overall) of the CBA Draft by the Albany Patroons in late September 2007.
In 20 games for the 66ers, Brewington averaged 7.7 ppg, 3.3 rpg, and 1.1 apg on 50.8 FG% shooting. He then joined the Albuquerque Thunderbirds and finished the NBA D-League season averaging 9.4 ppg, 2.1 rpg, and 1.4 apg, on 48 FG% shooting. This will be Brewington's first stint playing basketball across the Atlantic Ocean.
Brewington was 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.
In his lone season on Liberty Mountain, Brewington averaged 14.7 points and 4.7 rebounds per game in 2006-07, 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.
You can keep up-to-date with Brewington's progress at Athlete Management International at www.athletemi.com.