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Brewington To Debut Saturday At St. Francis
Dwight Brewington, a transfer from Providence, will make his Flames debut on Saturday when Liberty travels to St. Francis in Loretto, Pa.
Brewington (Jr., G, Lynn, Mass.) averaged 13.3 ppg as a sophomore at Providence during the 2004-05 season. Due to the NCAA transfer rule Brewington had to sit out the first seven games of this season. The NCAA transfer rule required Brewington to sit one full academic year which he completed on Thursday with the conclusion of the fall semester. Brewington transferred to Liberty for the spring semester in January.
"The addition of Dwight is pronounced," said head coach Randy Dunton. "He is another big time weapon who is very unselfish and is a pass first kid. He is a great defender, not just an average defender, but a tremendous defensive player and he makes our team even better."
Brewington is one of three players at the Division I level who plays with some sort
of hearing impairment. Brewington has 60 percent hearing loss in both ears and plays with hearing aids. Ryan Daniel of Lipscomb and Chris Devine of UC Santa Barbara join Brewington on this short list. Daniel is completely deaf and uses hearing aids and Devine is deaf in one ear. The Flames' December 21 game against Lipscomb presents a unique situation as Brewington and Daniel will
meet on the court. The Lipscomb game will be Brewington's Vines Center debut.
There is a small chance that Brewington could face Devine of UC Santa Barbara this season as well. The Flames are a designated visiting team for the ESPN BracketBuster in February while UC Santa Barbara is a designated home team. The ESPN BracketBuster match-ups will be announced on January 29.
The Flames open a two-game road trip on Saturday when Liberty concludes the season series with St. Francis. On Monday the Flames take on Buffalo. Tip-off times for both games are set for 7 p.m.