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Minnesota Timberwolves player Corey Brewer was an early entry candidate for the 2007 NBA Draft. Born on March 5, 1986 in Portland, Tennessee, Corey Wayne Brewer played prep basketball at Portland High School, where he was named a McDonald's All American in his senior year. As a high school senior, Brewer averaged 29.4 points and 12.8 rebounds a game. After high school, Brewer attended the University of Florida where he was a star forward for the Florida Gators. In his freshmen year with the Gators, Corey Brewer only averaged 7.5 points and 3.4 rebounds, but he did average a team high of 1.4 steals per game. Brewer also scored in double figures eight times. He earned SEC All-Freshman Team honors and helped lead his team to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. As a sophomore, Brewer began turning up the heat and averaged 12.7 points, 4.8 rebounds and 3.3 assists. He scored 20 or more points on four different occasions and registered the first triple-double in school history with 15 points, a season-high 10 rebounds and a career-high 13 assists in the December 18th game vs. Jacksonville. He helped carry on the Florida Gator Basketball legacy as he helped the team get to the National Championship game and was named to the Final Four All-Tournament Team. As a junior at the University of Florida, Corey Brewer truly shined as a basketball star. He missed three games due to mononucleosis, but still managed to rank second on the team in scoring with 13.2 points per game and third in rebounding with 4.7 per game. Corey Brewer tallied a season-high 22 points, nine rebounds, seven assists and six steals in a game vs. Western Kentucky and posted a double-double of 19 points and ten rebounds in a game vs. Georgia. Brewer led the Gator team with 21 points vs. Jackson State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament and scored 19 points vs. UCLA in the Final Four. Brewer put up 13 points and eight rebounds vs. Ohio State in the national championship game. At 6'9" and 185 lbs. Corey Brewer is an excellent basketball player and is proud to have led the Florida Gators to two championships. The Gators won both the 2006 and 2007 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournaments, as well as the 2006 and 2007 SEC Tournament. The Gators became the first school to post back-to-back titles in 15 years. Brewer was rightfully named the Most Outstanding Player of the 2007 NCAA Tournament Final Four and finished his collegiate career tied for 28th on Florida’s all-time leading scoring list with 1,225 points. Brewer also ranks as Florida’s all-time scoring leader in the NCAA Tournament with 198 career points. On April 5, 2007 Corey Brewer chose to enter the NBA draft. Brewer was selected seventh overall by the Minnesota Timberwolves in the 2007 NBA Draft. As a Gator, Corey Brewer sported the #2 jersey, but due to the #2 jersey being retired in Minnesota to Malik Sealy a deceased shooting guard, Brewer has expressed the desire to sport the #22 Timberwolves jersey instead. Corey Brewer is an excellent addition to the Minnesota Timberwolves basketball team. He is known for having a very well-rounded game and is a versatile defender because of his length and athleticism. Brewer can attack the basket as well as shoot from mid range and is known as a tough competitor. Corey Brewer is an exceptional scorer, rebounder, passer, and defender and the Minnesota Timberwolves hope he can become the new face of the Timberwolves team. The Timberwolves are counting on their new recruit to keep fans coming to the Target Center to see the Timberwolves put on a good show. Welcome to Minnesota Corey Brewer, we are glad you are here. Buy Timberwolves tickets now to see Corey Brewer and the NBA Minnesota Timberwolves live!
Through the first thirty games of the 2007-08 season, Corey Brewer has received opportunities to shine but is still unpolished. He is averaging 5.6 points and 4.5 rebounds but must improve his shooting percentages, as he’s only shooting 33.5 percent from the field and 21.4 percent from three-point range. Brewers rebounding numbers are encouraging, and he has displayed the ability to be a monster on the glass. In a December 6 loss to the Atlanta Hawks, Corey Brewer snatched 18 rebounds and four steals while dropping five assists and six points. Brewer has great athleticism, as seen by his rebounding and defensive ability. If he can find a way to score in the NBA Corey Brewer could be a real threat in coming years.
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