After playing in Israel last year, former Providence Friar Dwight Brewington has just signed with the The Manchester Millrats, a team in the Premier Basketball League — a North American league with 9 teams in the US, 2 in Canada, a 1 in Puerto Rico. Interesting note about this league from good ‘ol Wikipedia — “Former Houston Rockets point guard and current NBA on TNT analyst Kenny Smith was the league’s first commissioner.”
Anyways, the Millrats play out of Manchester, New Hampshire. I have to admit, their logo is all sorts of awesome.
Dwight Brewington averaged 22.6 points and 8.2 rebounds per game last year for Maccabi Ashdod in Israel.
Brewington played two seasons at Providence College before transfering to Liberty College for his junior year. At Providence, he was the Friars’ second leading scorer (13.3 ppg) as just a sophomore (behind current NBA star Ryan Gomes). After one season at Liberty, he submitted an early entry application into the 2007 NBA Draft.
After being passed over in the NBA draft, Brewington was a third round selection in the NBA Developmental League draft by the Tulsa 66ers. He was later acquired by the Albuquerque Thunderbirds, where he posted averages of 9.4 points and 2.1 rebounds per game.
The GM had this to say about Brew
“We are very pleased to have Dwight Brewington and Tyrece Gibbs with the Millrats this season,” explained Millrats GM Ian McCarthy. “Brewington is a very explosive scorer who has several years of professional experience, while Tyrece is a great defender and plays hard every minute – which is the kind of team we want to be.”