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Bryce Drew
Bryce Drew

Bryce Homer Drew (born September 21, 1974 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana) is the assistant coach, and former member, of the Valparaiso University Crusader men's basketball team. His father, Homer Drew, currently serves as the head coach of the men's basketball team, and his brother Scott Drew is the head coach of Baylor University's men's basketball team after having served 9 years as assistant coach at Valparaiso and one year as head coach. Bryce Drew will always be best known for his buzzer-beating shot in the first round of Valparaiso's improbable run in the 1998 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship Tournament. Image File history File links Bryce Drew hitting the game winning shot against Mississippi in Valparaisos first round upset in the 1998 NCAA Tournament. ... Image File history File links Bryce Drew hitting the game winning shot against Mississippi in Valparaisos first round upset in the 1998 NCAA Tournament. ... September 21 is the 264th day of the year (265th in leap years). ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1974 calendar). ... Flag Seal Nickname: Red Stick Motto: Authentic Louisiana at every turn Location Government Country   State     Parish United States   Louisiana     East Baton Rouge Parish Founded Incorporated 1699 16 January 1817 Mayor Melvin Kip Holden Geographical characteristics Area    - City 204. ... Valparaiso University is a private university located in the city of Valparaiso in Northwest Indiana. ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005 For other uses, see Basketball (disambiguation). ... Homer Drew Homer Drew is the head coach of the Valparaiso University Crusader mens basketball team. ... Scott Drew is the head coach of Baylor Universitys mens basketball team. ... Baylor University is a private, Baptist-affiliated research university located in Waco, Texas. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... NCAA Basketball logo The NCAA Mens Division I Basketball Championship is held each spring featuring 65 college basketball teams in the United States. ...


High school career

After having been exposed to basketball for years through his father's head coaching position, Bryce played basketball as the point guard for Valparaiso High School in Valparaiso, Indiana. As he progressed through high school though, Drew developed a rapid heartbeat, which required three surgeries to repair. Despite this difficulty, he led his team to the state final game, and was named Indiana's Mr. Basketball of 1994. Valparaiso is a city located in Porter County, Indiana, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 27,428. ...

College career

Bryce Drew hitting "The Shot"
Bryce Drew hitting "The Shot"

Though recruited by dozens of schools, Drew eventually decided to attend Valparaiso University, a member of the Mid-Continent Conference for men's basketball. In his four years playing, Drew collected dozens of honors and records, including being ranked in the top 15 nationally in 3-point field goal and free throw percentage and leading the team to three consecutive conference regular season and tournament championships. He also collected three conference tournament MVP awards, two conference MVP awards, and is Valparaiso's all-time scoring, 3-point field goal, and assist leader. Image File history File links Bryce_Drew_The_Shot. ... Image File history File links Bryce_Drew_The_Shot. ... The Mid-Continent Conference (Mid-Con) is an NCAA Division I college athletic conference which operates primarily in the Midwestern United States, with outlying teams in Louisiana and Utah. ...

All of this paled in comparison to the March Madness that ensued during his senior year in the 1998 NCAA Tournament. In the Midwest Region, 13-seed Valparaiso was facing 4-seed Ole Miss in the first round. Valparaiso was down 67-69 with 4.1 seconds remaining in the game, and Mississippi's Ansu Sesay at the free throw line. After missing both shots, the Crusaders came up with possession -- 94 feet from their basket, and with only 2.5 seconds remaining in the game. On the inbound, the Crusaders used a play known as the Pacer. Jamie Sykes inbounded a long throw to Bill Jenkins (basketball), who passed the ball to a practically unguarded Bryce Drew. Then, as time expired, Drew released a 23-foot 3-point shot, giving him his 22nd point of the night, and clinching the Crusaders' 70-69 upset and advancing them in the tournament. Drew proceeded to lead the defeat of 12-seeded Florida State University 83-77 in overtime, with a 22-point game. Drew and the Crusaders finally fell to 8-seeded University of Rhode Island by a score of 74-68, with Drew scoring only 18 points. Drew would eventually become Valparaiso, Indiana's most famous celebrity, replacing popcorn guru Orville Redenbacher. Disambiguation: March Madness comes from the phrase Mad as a March Hare. In England, the phrase March Madness may refer to wasteful spending at the end of a budget year. ... The Lyceum The University of Mississippi (also known as Ole Miss) is public, coeducational research university located near Oxford, Mississippi. ... Florida State University, also commonly referred to as FSU or Florida State, is a comprehensive, graduate-national research university founded in 1851 and located in Tallahassee, Florida. ... The University of Rhode Island The University of Rhode Island, commonly abbreviated as U.R.I., is the principal public research university in the State of Rhode Island, with its main campus in Kingston, Rhode Island, and three other campuses located throughout the state. ... YOrville Redenbacher (July 16, 1907 – September 20, 1995) is most often associated with the brand of popcorn that bears his name. ...

"The Shot" was ranked the #5 sports moment in 1998 by Sports Illustrated. [1] The first issue of Sports Illustrated, August 16, 1954, showing Milwaukee Braves star Eddie Matthews at bat in Milwaukee County Stadium. ...

Professional career

Following his rise to fame in the tournament, Drew was selected as Valpo's first ever first round pick as the 16th selection of the 1998 NBA Draft by the Houston Rockets. After playing with the Rockets for two years, Drew spent one season with the Chicago Bulls, and signed as a free agent for three seasons with the New Orleans Hornets (Charlotte Hornets during his first season with the team). Drew was then waived by the Hornets, and played professionally in Italy for a year. 1998 NBA Draft - 24 June 1998 - Vancouver, British Columbia See also: List of NBA Drafts, NBA Draft Round 1 Round 2 Categories: | ... The Houston Rockets are a professional basketball team based in Houston, Texas. ... The Chicago Bulls are a professional basketball team based in Chicago, Illinois. ... In North American professional sports, particularly baseball, football, and basketball, a free agent is a team player whose contract with a team has expired, and the player is able to sign a contract with another team. ... The New Orleans Hornets are a National Basketball Association team based in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. The current head coach is Byron Scott. ...

Return to Valpo

In the summer of 2005, Drew was selected as the new assistant coach of the Valparaiso University men's basketball team. The Drew family tradition has lead many to believe that Bryce Drew will eventually succeed his father Homer upon his retirement. 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Drew is the brother-in-law of former University of Toledo and Philadelphia 76ers basketball player, Casey Shaw. Drew's sister Dana is Shaw's wife. The University of Toledo is a public university situated in Toledo, Ohio. ... The Philadelphia 76ers (also known as the Sixers for short) are a professional basketball team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ...

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