VALPARAISO, Ind. -- Former NBA player Bryce Drew is
returning to alma mater Valparaiso as an assistant to his father,
coach Homer Drew.
Bryce Drew, a former Indiana high school Mr. Basketball who led
the Crusaders to the NCAA Tournament round of 16 in 1998, was a
first-round draft pick by Houston. He was traded the next year to
Chicago, where he started 41 games, and played the next three years
with the Hornets.
Drew, waived by New Orleans in March 2004, played last season in
"Bryce brings to our program tremendous knowledge and
understanding of the game as well as invaluable playing experience
at the professional and collegiate levels," Homer Drew said
He will be the third member of the Drew family to coach for the
Crusaders. His older brother, Scott, was a Valparaiso assistant for
nine years and was the head coach for one season when his father
retired. Homer Drew returned when Scott became the coach at Baylor
two years ago.