Hometown: New Orleans, LA
High School: DeLaSalle
Years on Team: 1986-90
3rd Team All Big-East, 1990
Career Points By Decade, #12
Career 3 Pt. %, #1
Career Assists, #5
Career Steals, #9
Team Captain, 1990
Described in the Georgetown press guides as "a classic style point guard", Dwayne Bryant's career was stronger off the point than on it.
Bryant came to Georgetown as one of its most highly regarded prospects of the decade. A consensus All-American, Bryant led his DeLaSalle HS team to a 40-1 record and a state title in 1986. He started 28 of 34 games as a freshman in 1987 alongside Charles Smith and "point-forward" Perry McDonald in the Hoyas' 29-5 season, earning conference all-Freshman honors despite averaging only 4.3 points per game. With the deep Georgetown lineup, Bryant averaged only 19 minutes a game and his poor shooting (34% from the field, 26% from three point range) was a liability of sorts. He proved an expert at assists, though, finishing one assist short of the team lead and the second most assists of any rookie in school history.
For his sophomore season, Bryant's role at the point was reduced. He started in only 16 games, shooting 37 percent from then field, and scored double figures in only two games. Bryant led the team in assists but his scoring numbers paled next to Charles Smith and classmate Mark Tillmon. For his junior season, however, Bryant's totals began a remarkable turnaround.
Bryant returned to the starting lineup and would start in 32 of 34 games that season, as the Hoyas matched the 29-5 record and Final 8 finish of his freshmen season. Bryant began to develop a significant touch from three point range, averaging 48 percent from outside the arc and just under 50 percent overall. He led the team in scoring in three big games, including home wins over Boston College and St. John's and a critical 24 points to lead the Hoyas past N.C. State in the NCAA regionals when Charles Smith was injured and contributed only one point in the game. Bryant's efforts in the NCAA were a window to a successful senior season to come.
Dwayne toured with a Big East all-star team in the summer of 1989, averaging 18 points per game to lead all scorers and providing additional confidence for leading the team as its captain in 1989-90. Bryant started all 31 games and scored double figures in 21 of them--a move, in part, assisted by the addition of freshman David Edwards at the point. Moving Bryant off the ball paid dividends in scoring and assists. His average, only 4.4 points a game in his first two years, grew to 12.8 his senior season, and his 177 assists in 1989-90 were the fourth highest total in school history. Down the stretch, Bryant averaged 16 points per game, including 20 against Connecticut and a career high 25 point, 9 assist effort against Syracuse, each in consecutive games. Bryant was named a third team All-Big East selection at the conclusion of the season.
After college, Bryant settled in the Washington area, becoming a teacher and high school coach--first at T.C. Williams HS, later at Georgetown Prep. His years at the Prep have guided some of the best seasons ever for the Little Hoyas, including the tutelage of one of today's most notable Georgetown stars, center Roy Hibbert.
Bryant's career numbers still hold weight in the record books. His career average of 39.9% from three point range remains a Georgetown record, all the more impressive given he was shooting 26.4% over his first two years of play. He is among the top ten in both career assists and steals, and owns a career assist to turnover ratio of 2.01, which is among the top three in school history.