Corey Brewer (basketball, born 1975)

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Corey Brewer
Personal information
Born (1975-01-02) January 2, 1975 (age 43)
West Memphis, Arkansas
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High schoolWest Memphis
(West Memphis, Arkansas)
College
NBA draft1998 / Round: 2 / Pick: 51st overall
Selected by the Miami Heat
Playing career1998–2011
PositionPoint guard
Number5, 31, 33
Career history
1998–1999Grand Rapids Hoops
1999New Jersey Shorecats
1999–2000New Mexico Slam
2000–2001Fila Biella
2001–2002Caja San Fernando
2002Oklahoma Storm
2002–2004Estudiantes
2004–2005Virtus Bologna
2005–2006Aris Thessaloniki
2006–2007Spirou Charleroi
2007–2008Zadar
2008ASK Riga
2008–2009Estudiantes
2010Pınar Karşıyaka
2010–2011Lleida Bàsquet

Corey Lavelle Brewer (born January 2, 1975) is an American former professional basketball player.

After graduating from West Memphis High School, Brewer attended and played basketball at Navarro Junior College (1994–1995) and Carl Albert State College (1995–1996) before transferring to the University of Oklahoma, where he played two seasons for coach Kelvin Sampson.[1][2] The 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m), 190 lb (86 kg) point guard was named to the Under-22 USA Basketball Team in July 1997.[3]

Brewer was selected by the Miami Heat with the 51st overall pick in the 1998 NBA Draft, but spent the 1998–1999 season in the Continental Basketball Association, playing for the Grand Rapids Hoops. He was signed by the Heat on September 29, 1999, but was waived a month later without playing in any NBA games.

The 1999–2000 season found Brewer in the IBL's New Mexico Slam, after which he began playing for European teams such as Italian second division (Serie A2) teams Fila Biella (2000–2001), before moving to Spain's ACB, where he played for CB Sevilla (2001–2002) and CB Estudiantes (2002–2004). He then returned to Italy, playing for Caffè Maxim Bologna (2004–2005), moving on to Greece's Aris BC (2005–2006) and Belgium's Spirou Charleroi. He spent the 2007–2008 season playing for KK Zadar in Croatia. During 2008–2009, Brewer played for ASK Riga and prior to the 2010–11 season, he signed with Lleida of the LEB Oro League.

Personal life[edit]

At age fifteen, Brewer survived a shotgun wound after reportedly trying to mediate a street altercation.[4]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Johnson, Brian (February 26, 2000). "Top-seeded Carl Albert State has another star out of West Memphis, Ark. in Daryan Selvy". Shawnee News-Star. Archived from the original on 2007-09-28. Retrieved 2007-07-06.
  2. ^ "Prospect Profile: Corey Brewer". NBA. Archived from the original on February 7, 2001.
  3. ^ "Three Boilermakers Selected for Under-22 USA Basketball Team". Purdue University athletics dept. July 21, 1997. Retrieved 2007-07-06.
  4. ^ Wright, Ken (March 12, 1998). "Shooting helped Sooners' Brewer turn life around". The Washington Times. Retrieved 2007-07-06.

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