CHICAGO | It had been two years since Branden Dawson had played in the postseason and the Michigan State sophomore was feeling the opportunity slip away last Friday at the Big Ten tournament in Chicago.
Homer Drew loves helping others, even if they're not associated with Valparaiso University, where he's been the basketball coach for 22 seasons.
On the day he played in the prestigious McDonald's All-American Game at the United Center, Wallace senior Branden Dawson added to his already impressive resume.
Before Lew Wallace forward Branden Dawson will join Michigan State next season, he'll participate in the McDonald's All-American Game at the United Center on March 30.
HAMMOND | Clark students were talking about one thing Tuesday during school, according to Pioneers athletic director David Verta. And the fact that their school is hosting the Class 3A boys basketball sectional added to the anticipation.
CHICAGO | Nicole Washington's eyes excitedly darted around the gymnasium Thursday night at Chicago State University. The Lew Wallace High School senior cheerleader's breath was rapid as she spoke about the boys basketball team.
Lew Wallace's Branden Dawson attempts to drive past the Chicago Simeon defense in Thursday's nationally-televised game hosted by Chicago State University.
Lew Wallace's Branden Dawson reacts to missing a jump shot during Thursday's live-televised basketball game against Chicago Simeon. The Wolverines won the game shown on ESPN, 85-38.
Lew Wallace's Branden Dawson attempts a layup against Chicago Simeon in Thursday's nationally-televised prep basketball game on ESPN.
Lew Wallace's Isaiah Carter attempts a pass against the Chicago Simeon defense. Simeon beat the Hornets 85-38 on a game shown live on ESPN.
Lew Wallace's Aaron Abram attempts a shot against Chicago Simeon in a game televised live on Thursday on ESPN. Simeon won 85-38.
Lew Wallace's DeAndre Williams fights for the ball during Thursday's nationally-televised game against Chicago Simeon.
Lew Wallace's Branden Dawson jumps to block a shot during Thursday's interstate game against Chicago Simeon that was shown live on ESPN. Simeon won 85-38.
Lew Wallace's Branden Dawson watches the final minutes of the Hornets' nationally televised game against Chicago Simeon from the bench at Chicago State University. Lew Wallace lost 85-38 to the top-ranked team from Illinois.
Lew Wallace's Branden Dawson tries to intimidate the opposition during a nationally televised game against Chicago Simeon. Hosted by Chicago State University, the Wolverines beat Wallace 85-38 in the game shown live on ESPN.
Lew Wallace's Branden Dawson and Martell Clark battle for a rebound in a nationally-televised game against Chicago Simeon, hosted by Chicago State University. Simeon won 85-38.
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