Brewer in 2014
|No. 13 – Minnesota Timberwolves|
|Position||Small forward / Shooting guard|
March 5, 1986 |
|Listed height||6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)|
|Listed weight||185 lb (84 kg)|
|High school||Portland (Portland, Tennessee)|
|NBA draft||2007 / Round: 1 / Pick: 7th overall|
|Selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at NBA.com|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Corey Wayne Brewer (born March 5, 1986) is an American professional basketball player for the Minnesota Timberwolves of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the University of Florida, where he starred on the Florida Gators teams that won back-to-back NCAA national championships in 2006 and 2007. He was named Most Outstanding Player of the 2007 NCAA tournament.
Brewer was born in Portland, Tennessee. He attended Portland High School, where he played high school basketball for the Portland Panthers. As a senior in 2003–04, Brewer averaged 29.4 points and 12.8 rebounds per game and was named the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA) Class 2A "Mr.Basketball" and a McDonald's All American.
Brewer accepted an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Florida, where played for coach Billy Donovan's Florida Gators men's basketball team from 2004 to 2007. Brewer was one of four key freshman members of Donovan's 2004 recruiting class who would have a dramatic impact on the Gators' fortunes over the next three seasons. Propelled by the 2004 class, the Gators would win the first three SEC basketball tournament championships in team history (2005, 2006, 2007), and two back-to-back NCAA Tournament national championships (2006, 2007) with the same starting line-up.
Brewer recorded the first triple-double in Gators team history on December 18, 2005, posting 15 points, 10 rebounds and 13 assists (the 13 assists were the most by a Gator since Jason Williams had a team record 17 in 1997).
He was projected by ESPN.com's Chad Ford to be a lottery pick to mid-first round pick in the 2006 NBA Draft if he had entered the draft that year. However, Brewer, along with teammates Joakim Noah and Al Horford announced at the championship pep rally that they would be returning for their junior seasons in pursuit of their second NCAA Tournament championship. Following the Gators' second NCAA championship, Brewer chose to enter the NBA draft on April 5, 2007.
Brewer was selected seventh overall by the Minnesota Timberwolves in the 2007 NBA Draft. Due to the retirement of the #2 jersey in Minnesota worn by the deceased Malik Sealy, Brewer expressed the desire to sport the #22 instead. He officially adopted the #22 for the season's summer leagues, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
On March 1, 2011, he was waived by the Knicks without playing a game for them.
Brewer returned to the Timberwolves on July 12, 2013, signing a reported three-year, $15 million contract.
On April 11, 2014, Brewer scored a career high 51 points in a 112-110 win over the Houston Rockets. In doing so he joined Michael Jordan, Allen Iverson and Rick Barry as the only players to record 50-plus points and 6-plus steals in one game. He also tied Kevin Love's Timberwolves' record for most points in a game.
NBA career statistics
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|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
- 2005–06 Florida Gators men's basketball team
- 2006–07 Florida Gators men's basketball team
- Florida Gators
- List of Florida Gators basketball players
- "NCAA Game Summary - Ohio State vs. Florida". Miami.com. 2007-04-02. Retrieved 2007-04-02.
- NBA Draft Projection - Corey Brewer. Retrieved April 9, 2006.
- "We're back, baby": Sophomores Noah, Horford, Brewer returning to UF. Retrieved April 9, 2006.[dead link]
- Timberwolves lose Brewer to knee injury for remainder of the season
- "Knicks Acquire Four-Time All-Star Carmelo Anthony". NBA.com. 2011-02-22. Retrieved 2011-02-23.
- "Knicks sign Jeffries after waiving Brewer". nba.com. 2011-03-01. Retrieved 2011-03-01.
- "Mavericks sign G-F Corey Brewer". nba.com. 2011-03-03. Retrieved 2011-03-03.
- "Nuggets acquire Brewer, Fernandez from Mavericks". NBA.com. 2011-12-13. Retrieved 2011-12-14.
- "Wolves Sign Free Agent Corey Brewer". NBA.com. July 12, 2013. Retrieved July 13, 2013.
- "Notebook: Wolves 112, Rockets 110". NBA.com. April 11, 2014. Retrieved April 11, 2014.
- "Corey Brewer pours in career-high 51 as Wolves clip Rockets". ESPN.com. April 11, 2014. Retrieved April 11, 2014.
- Career statistics and player information from NBA.com
- U. Florida website with career stats
- Article about Corey's life in Tennessee
- Washington Post article about his match-up against Arron Afflalo in 2007
- Article about Corey and his family
- Official Website