GRAFTON, Mass.-- Drew Vittum, a Grafton resident and sophomore at Saint John's High School has been selected to the The New England Colonials International Basketball Club which will tour Scotland in April.
Drew is one of ten New England high school players who are selected for their commitment to the game, their schools and their communities.
The 16-year-old plays on Saint John's varsity basketball team, said Craig Vittum, his father. At 6 foot 5 inches he has his father's height, Vittum said, but his mother, Elizabeth, a former captain of her volley ball team, has her athleticism.
Drew captured the attention of scouts on other teams wherever he played, which is how, Vittum said, he eventually landed on the Colonials team. "Drew can play center and forward, which is what makes him appealing," said Vittum.
Drew also shines off the court. He is an elected member of the Student Activities Council’s Executive Committee and actively volunteers in the community, most recently at the Worcester County Food Bank. He is also a volunteer assistant coach for the Grafton Flag Football League.
The 2013 Colonials Ambassadors team will tour Scotland as part of the 50th anniversary when basketball was introduced in Scotland. The team will be hosted by Scottish basketball clubs in Inverness, Dundee, Edinburgh and Falkirk. As on all Colonials tours, Drew and his New England teammates will be hosted by the families of their Scottish basketball peers.
The Colonials Ambassadors program is sponsored by the New England Colonials International Basketball Club. Founded in 1980, the New England Colonials International Basketball Club is a non-profit, volunteer-run program that has as its central purpose the support and encouragement of international friendship and understanding between New England student-athletes and their peers around the world.