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Valpo's Drew following in his father's footsteps

Tuesday - 3/19/2013, 10:14pm  ET

FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2005 file photo, Valparaiso coach Homer Drew, left, and his son and assistant coach Bryce Drew, right, react during the second half against Tulane at the Hawkeye Challenge in Iowa City, Iowa. For the last 3½ decades, this has been life for the Drew family in northwestern Indiana -- a celebration of faith, family and Valpo basketball. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

MICHAEL MAROT
AP Sports Writer

VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) -- When Bryce Drew makes the short stroll from his office to the solitude of his no-frills gym, he thinks back to his favorite moments at Valparaiso.

No, not "The Shot" that's still being replayed on the highlight reels each March.

The Crusaders coach reflects on the family basketball games and Nerf football games that broke out on Sunday afternoons in the Athletics-Recreation Center. He talks about the days he'd show up at the gym with nothing but a boom box, a tape full of music and a basketball, shooting until the final notes played. His father, Homer, still remembers Bryce's late-night sessions when his shot just didn't feel quite right.

For most of the past 3
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