Tag:Scott Drew
Posted on: October 11, 2011 7:52 pm
Edited on: October 11, 2011 9:20 pm

Homer Drew and wife both diagnosed with cancer

By Gary Parrish

Imagine how tough it is to have one parent diagnosed with cancer.

Now imagine having two.

That's the position Baylor coach Scott Drew and Valparaiso coach Bryce Drew are in now that their father (Homer Drew) and mother (Janet Drew) have both been diagnosed with cancer. The news broke when former Valpo guard Brandon Wood tweeted about it Tuesday. Scott Drew then confirmed the news via text message to CBSSports.com. The types of cancers Homer and Janet Drew have remain unclear, but a source close to the family said Homer Drew's was "caught early." That's a bright spot in a bad story.

Homer Drew coached Valpo for 22 seasons.

He retired in May.

Photo: AP
Posted on: September 9, 2011 10:00 am
Edited on: September 9, 2011 10:04 am

Archie Goodwin hates green and gold

By Gary Parrish

Archie Goodwin is one of the top prospects in the Class of 2012 (and, you might remember, the player former Arkansas coach John Pelphrey was once photographed with in violation of NCAA rules). The 6-foot-4 wing from Arkansas has narrowed his list of potential schools to Arkansas, Connecticut, Kansas, Kentucky and Memphis. But what I found most interesting is why Goodwin said he eliminated certain schools.

He talked to Evan Demirel about it recently.

I can appreciate Goodwin's candor.

Why not Texas?
“I did away with Texas simply because I didn’t feel like my relationship was strong enough with Coach [Rick] Barnes. I can see myself playing for Texas but I didn’t feel comfortable with him as my coach.”
And Missouri?
“I talked to the assistant coaches all the time. Coach Tim Fuller is one of the coolest assistant coaches I’ve ever known, but as far as the head coach, I really didn’t know his name. I couldn’t tell you the head coach’s name. He talked to me on the phone, but Tim was the one that mostly called.”
And Baylor?
“Coach Scott Drew is a great guy. I love Coach Drew. They were one of the first schools that were recruiting me. But I didn’t like that they were an adidas team, but that’s not to say I wouldn’t go to Kansas because Kansas is a great team. I can look over the adidas thing – I own some adidas stuff. I didn’t like their colors, either. I don’t like green and gold. That’s ugly …. When you got ugly colors like that, you gotta be Nike. …. Baylor has some ugly shoes, too."
(Note to Archie: Missouri's coach is Frank Haith. He used to be at Miami and worked for -- guess who? -- Rick Barnes at Texas before that.)
Posted on: August 18, 2011 10:04 am
Edited on: August 18, 2011 10:29 am

Trippin': Baylor's depth shows in Canada

By Gary Parrish

The basketball was good.

The team-bonding experiences were better.

But the best part of Baylor's trip to Canada was ... the weather.

"It's been so hot in Waco," said Baylor coach Scott Drew. "It was nice walking around outside."

The Bears traveled to Toronto for a four-game foreign trip.

They went 3-1.

Drew returned home this week and shared his thoughts with CBSSports.com.

What Drew learned: "I learned we have a lot of options this year. You're always going to have some injuries and illnesses and things, so you want to have some depth and options."

What or who impressed Drew: "Every game somebody else stepped up. Brady Heslip had a couple of games of more than 20 points. Perry [Jones] improved every game that he played. You could go up and down the roster and say one game it was this guy, one game it was that guy. So, again, I like that we have options."

What concerned Drew:  "We turned it over too much. We weren't very good at taking care of the ball last year, and we aren't right now either."

----- NOTES -----
  • Sophomore Perry Jones led the Bears in points and rebounds on the trip. The 6-foot-11 sophomore averaged 20.3 points and 7.5 boards. He also led the Bears in field goal percentage (59.0 percent).
  • Neither Quincy Acy nor Quincy Miller played in Canada. Acy is injured. Miller is yet to be cleared for freshman eligibility. Both are projected as starters for the Bears this season.
  • Dime Magazine named Deuce Bello one of the world's top 20 dunkers while he was still in high school. The incoming freshman did nothing to damage that reputation in Canada. "Deuce had some highlight dunks up there," Drew said. "He's good for one highlight dunk a game."
  • Boston College transfer Brady Heslip, a native of Canada, played with the Bears in an official capacity for the first time in Toronto after sitting out last season because of NCAA transfer rules. He averaged 16.5 points and made 41.7 percent of his 3-point attempts. "He can really shoot it," Drew said. "I think he's going to be one of the best shooters in the country."
  • Baylor played man-to-man defense almost the entire time in Canada, but Drew said that doesn't necessarily mean his team will play man-to-man this season. The Bears have, under Drew, played lots of zone in the past -- most succesfully when Ekpe Udoh led the school to the 2010 Elite Eight.
  • Cory Jefferson might get caught in a numbers game considering the Bears have Acy, Miller, Perry Jones and Anthony Jones in the frontcourt. But the redshirt sophomore performed well in Canada -- averaging 11.5 points and 7.8 rebounds per game. "He's really improved," Drew said.
Category: NCAAB
Posted on: July 27, 2011 10:36 am
Edited on: July 27, 2011 10:49 am

Baylor star freshman Quincy Miller ready to play

By Jeff Goodman

Baylor freshman Quincy Miller is back on the court and is expected to play for the Bears in their upcoming trip to Canada.

``He’s about 80 to 85 percent,” Baylor coach Scott Drew said. ``And he looks pretty good.”

Drew said the 6-foot-9 Miller, who is regarded as one of the top freshmen in the nation and is coming off a torn ACL suffered back in December, has been involved in all aspects of practice thus far.

He said Miller is able to do everything, but that the trainer limits him at certain points when he appears fatigued.

Baylor is allowed 10 practices prior to the Bears trip to Toronto from Aug. 11-16.

``Quincy’s improved his shot,” Drew said. ``That’s really all he could do while he was out and rehabbing.”

Drew will likely employ plenty of zone defense with the long frontline of 6-foot-11 Perry Jones, 6-foot-10 Anthony Jones and Miller. He also has 6-foot-11 J’Mison Morgan, 6-foot-9 Cory Jefferson and 6-foot-7 Quincy Acy.

Drew admits the key will likely be point guard play – where he has multiple options.

There’s holdover A.J. Walton, junior college transfer Pierre Jackson, Boston College transfer Brady Heslip, Baylor transfer Gary Franklin and athletic freshman Deuce Bello.

``We have a lot of guys,” Drew said. ``We’ll see what happens.”

Photo via Nicholas Koza
Category: NCAAB
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