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February 20, 2004

Contact: Jacquie Lucy

CCBC Dundalk Basketball Star Dawud Drew Leads Nation in Scoring

Baltimore County, Md. – Twenty-two year old Dawud Drew, the Lions’ star basketball player at The Community College of Baltimore County, Dundalk (CCBC Dundalk), is leading the nation in scoring with an average of 32.3 points scored per game. He leads the conference in rebounding with 13.0 per game and is among the conference leaders with 6.5 assists per game. According to Ed Torres, head coach for Men’s Basketball at CCBC Dundalk, “Dawud is a great student athlete as well as a great person. Even though he is a superstar, he is a team player. He is being scouted by colleges and universities in NCAA Division I.”

Marc Ershler, associate director of CCBC athletics, echoes Torres’ praise, “Dawud’s scoring is phenomenal not only for players from our conference, the MD JUCO (Maryland Junior College Athletic Conference), and NJCAA (National Junior College Athletic Association), but also for players from the NCAA (National College Athletic Association) Division I. More than that, he has overcome major personal losses including the deaths of his parents and has still kept on striving to improve his life. His achievements in life surpass his achievements on the court.”

In 1995, Drew’s mother and stepfather died within six months of each other. Leaving eight children in the care of Dawud and an aunt. He was 14 years old at the time and the second oldest child. He, his brother and two sisters moved in with his aunt and the four other children were sent to South Carolina to live with family members. Drew graduated from Lincoln High School in New Jersey at 17 years of age while he was holding a job. He entered St. Peters College in the fall of 1999 but withdrew after a few months due to the pressures of work and family. In April 2002, he and his coaches attended a basketball showcase where a student athlete referred him to CCBC Dundalk. After a site visit to the campus, he signed with CCBC.

Drew is a Business Administration major with a 3.05 average at the end of the Fall 2003 semester. He will be nominated for CCBC Dundalk’s Male Athlete of the Year Award and will be honored with the other student athletes May 19 at a banquet at Martin’s North Point.

On Tuesday, Drew leads CCBC Dundalk into the MD JUCO Men's Basketball Tournament first-round game. The 12th seeded Lions will face fifth seeded host Chesapeake College in Wye Mills, Maryland at 7 p.m. The winning team advances to the quarterfinals and will meet the victor of the game between CCBC Catonsville and Howard Community College. The quarterfinals are at 2 p.m. Friday at Prince George's Community College in Largo, Md. and the semifinals are slated for 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday. The Maryland Junior College Athletic Conference Championship game will be contested at 1 p.m. Sunday. All tournament games Friday-Sunday will be played at Prince George's Novak Field House. For information about the MD JUCO Tournament, call 301-322-0066.

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