Corey Wayne Brewer (born March 5, 1986) is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Florida Gators, winning back-to-back NCAA national championships in 2006 and 2007. He was named Most Outstanding Player of the 2007 NCAA tournament.
Brewer with the Timberwolves in 2014
|Position||Small forward / Shooting guard|
|Born||March 5, 1986|
|Listed height||6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)|
|Listed weight||186 lb (84 kg)|
|High school||Portland (Portland, Tennessee)|
|NBA draft||2007 / Round: 1 / Pick: 7th overall|
|Selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves|
|2017–2018||Los Angeles Lakers|
|2018||Oklahoma City Thunder|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at NBA.com|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
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 the 2003–04 season, 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", McDonald's All American, and a fourth-team Parade All-American.
Brewer accepted an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Florida, where he 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 along with teammates Noah and Horford.
Minnesota Timberwolves (2007–2011)Edit
Brewer was selected seventh overall by the Minnesota Timberwolves in the 2007 NBA draft. Due to the retirement of the No. 2 jersey in Minnesota worn by the deceased Malik Sealy, Brewer expressed the desire to wear No. 22 instead. He officially adopted the No. 22 for the season's summer leagues, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
New York Knicks (2011)Edit
On February 22, 2011, Brewer was traded to the New York Knicks in a three-way blockbuster trade that also brought Carmelo Anthony from the Nuggets to New York. On March 1, 2011, he was waived by the Knicks without playing a game for them.
Dallas Mavericks (2011)Edit
On March 3, 2011, Brewer signed a three-year, $8 million contract with the Dallas Mavericks. He went on to win his first NBA Championship with the Mavericks when they defeated the Miami Heat in six games in the 2011 NBA Finals.
Denver Nuggets (2011–2013)Edit
Return to Minnesota (2013–2014)Edit
On July 12, 2013, Brewer signed a reported three-year, $15 million contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves, returning to the franchise for a second stint.
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 then-franchise record for most points in a game.
Houston Rockets (2014–2017)Edit
On December 19, 2014, Brewer was acquired by the Houston Rockets in a three-team trade that also involved the Timberwolves and the Philadelphia 76ers. Three days later, he made his debut for the Rockets against the Portland Trail Blazers. In just under 23 minutes of action off the bench, he recorded 12 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists, 5 steals and 1 block in a 110–95 win. On February 21, 2015, he recorded season-highs of 26 points and 10 rebounds in a 98–76 win over the Toronto Raptors.
On July 14, 2015, Brewer re-signed with the Rockets to a three-year, $23.4 million contract. On January 22, 2016, he picked up the team's starting small forward role. On February 4, in his ninth start of the season, Brewer scored a season-high 24 points in a 111–105 win over the Phoenix Suns.
Los Angeles Lakers (2017–2018)Edit
On February 23, 2017, Brewer was traded, along with a 2017 first round draft pick, to the Los Angeles Lakers in exchange for Lou Williams. On February 28, 2018, he was waived by the Lakers after reaching a buyout agreement.
Oklahoma City Thunder (2018)Edit
On March 3, 2018, Brewer signed with the Oklahoma City Thunder. On March 16, 2018, he scored 22 points and matched a career high with six steals in a 121–113 win over the Los Angeles Clippers.
Philadelphia 76ers (2019)Edit
On January 15, 2019, Brewer signed a 10-day contract with the Philadelphia 76ers. On January 25, he signed a second 10-day contract with the 76ers. Following the expiration of his second 10-day contract, the 76ers parted ways with Brewer, deciding not to sign him for the rest of the season.
Sacramento Kings (2019)Edit
NBA career statisticsEdit
|GP||Games played||GS||Games started||MPG||Minutes per game|
|FG%||Field goal percentage||3P%||3-point field goal percentage||FT%||Free throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
|†||Denotes season in which Brewer won an NBA Championship|
- "NCAA Game Summary - Ohio State vs. Florida". Miami.com. April 2, 2007. Archived from the original on May 30, 2011. Retrieved April 2, 2007.
- Corey Brewer – Rivals.com
- NBA Draft Projection - Corey Brewer Archived March 10, 2007, at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved April 9, 2006.
- "We're back, baby": Sophomores Noah, Horford, Brewer returning to UF[permanent dead link]. Retrieved April 9, 2006.[dead link]
- Seeholzer, Don (November 30, 2008). "Minnesota Timberwolves' Corey Brewer out for season with ACL injury". Twin Cities Pioneer Press. Retrieved March 7, 2019.
- Timberwolves lose Brewer to knee injury for remainder of the season[permanent dead link]
- "Knicks Acquire Four-Time All-Star Carmelo Anthony". NBA.com. February 2, 2011. Retrieved February 2, 2011.
- "Knicks sign Jeffries after waiving Brewer". nba.com. March 1, 2011. Archived from the original on March 3, 2011. Retrieved March 1, 2011.
- "Mavericks sign G-F Corey Brewer". nba.com. March 3, 2011. Archived from the original on March 5, 2011. Retrieved March 3, 2011.
- Mavs' Big Team sheds negative labels with team's first title Archived September 10, 2016, at the Wayback Machine
- "Nuggets acquire Brewer, Fernandez from Mavericks". NBA.com. December 13, 2011. Retrieved December 14, 2011.
- "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.
- Rockets Acquire Veterans Corey Brewer and Alexey Shved in Three-Team Trade with Timberwolves and 76ers Archived January 15, 2016, at the Wayback Machine
- Harden's 44 lead Rockets over Blazers, 110-95 Archived March 30, 2016, at the Wayback Machine
- Brewer's 26 leads Rockets over Raptors 98-76 Archived March 10, 2016, at the Wayback Machine
- "Rockets Re-Sign Corey Brewer". NBA.com. July 14, 2015. Retrieved July 15, 2015.
- Corey Brewer, Patrick Beverley to re-sign with Rockets Archived April 25, 2016, at the Wayback Machine
- Corey Brewer 2015-16 Game Log
- Brewer, Ariza lead Rockets past Suns 111-105 Archived October 5, 2016, at the Wayback Machine
- "Lakers Acquire Corey Brewer and 2017 First Round Pick in Trade with Rockets". NBA.com. February 23, 2017. Retrieved February 23, 2017.
- "Lakers Waive Corey Brewer". NBA.com. February 28, 2018. Retrieved February 28, 2018.
- "Lakers buy out Corey Brewer's contract, waive forward". ESPN.com. February 28, 2018. Retrieved February 28, 2018.
- "Thunder Signs Corey Brewer". NBA.com. March 3, 2018. Retrieved March 3, 2018.
- "Brewer scores 22 to help Thunder beat Clippers 121-113". ESPN.com. March 16, 2018. Retrieved March 16, 2018.
- "Team Signs Corey Brewer to 10-Day Contract". NBA.com. January 15, 2019. Retrieved January 15, 2019.
- "Brewer Signed to Second 10-Day Contract". NBA.com. January 25, 2019. Retrieved January 25, 2019.
- Hamilton, Moke (February 4, 2019). "Sixers decide to not re-sign Corey Brewer for remainder of season". usatoday.com. Retrieved February 4, 2019.
- "Kings Sign Corey Brewer to 10-Day Contract". NBA.com. February 8, 2019. Retrieved February 8, 2019.
- "Kings sign Corey Brewer to second 10-day contract". sactownroyalty.com. February 18, 2019. Retrieved February 22, 2019.
- "Kings Sign Corey Brewer for Remainder of the Season". NBA.com. February 28, 2019. Retrieved February 28, 2019.