Feb. 8, 2011
Troy Brewer, who grew up in Gaithersburg, got the basketball on a fastbreak Saturday for host American University. He drove down the floor and threw down a dunk to give the Eagles a 12-point lead in the first half against Lafayette in a Patriot League contest before nearly 3,000 fans at Bender Arena.
"SportsCenter," hollered a fan sitting behind play-by-play announcer Bob Socci and analyst John Feinstein, who were working the game for CBS College Sports.
"SportsCenter" is the popular show on ESPN and the dunk by Brewer was certainly one of the highlights on Saturday for AU, which beat Lafayette, 73-60, as Brewer had 13 points, three rebounds and one steal for a team that improved to 15-7 overall this season.
Brewer, a junior guard, began his college basketball career at the University of Georgia in the midst of the football-crazy Southeastern Conference. Now Brewer, one of the many Division I players from the Montrose Christian program in Rockville, is hoping to end his college career at American University--a school that doesn't even have a football team. Oh the irony.
For the complete article by David Driver of the Gaithersburg (Md.) Patch click here