A little breakfast bragging

March, 21, 2009
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Sitting at breakfast this morning, I heard a woman named Belinda talking about her son "posterizing" someone with a dunk in a first-round game.

Turns out Belinda is the mother of Western Kentucky sophomore guard Sergio Kerusch.

And Belinda's son did "posterize" an Illinois player during the Hilltoppers' first-round victory, on his way to 14 points and a game-high 11 rebounds.

"And that was Obama's team," Belinda noted to her family.

The 6-foot-5 swingman, a transfer from Itawamba CC who led WKU with 7.4 rebounds per game, wants to beat Gonzaga in Saturday's Rose Garden nightcap for more reasons than the obvious.

It means a return trip home for the Memphis native in the Sweet 16, said Belinda.

Kerusch is known for his positive attitude and quick smile. Let's just say the apple doesn't fall far from Belinda's tree.

Ted Miller | email

ESPN Staff Writer



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