30 Forgotten March Madness Stars

Bryce Drew (Valparaiso)

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Few Cinderella stories match up to Valparaiso’s storybook run in the 1998 NCAA Tournament. Bryce’s father — Homer Drew — was Valpo’s coach, and drew up a play to free up his son for a potential game-winning shot against the No. 4 seed Ole Miss. Drew buried a 23-footer as the clock expired to seal the game and finish off one of the most memorable upsets in tourney history. Drew’s Crusaders would fall two games later, but he will not soon be forgotten in Indiana.

Drew would wind up being Valpo’s first-ever first-round draft pick when he was picked 16th overall in the 1998 NBA Draft by the Houston Rockets. Drew would go on to have a forgettable seven-year career and has since gone on to become the head coach of his alma mater, as well as Vanderbilt and Grand Canyon.