Ronald Charles Brewer (born September 16, 1955) is a retired American professional basketball player. A 6'4" (1.93 m) guard from the University of Arkansas, he was selected by the Portland Trail Blazers in the first round of the 1978 NBA draft.
|Born||September 16, 1955|
Fort Smith, Arkansas
|Listed height||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Listed weight||180 lb (82 kg)|
|High school||Northside (Fort Smith, Arkansas)|
|NBA draft||1978 / Round: 1 / Pick: 7th overall|
|Selected by the Portland Trail Blazers|
|Number||10, 17, 22|
|1978–1981||Portland Trail Blazers|
|1981–1981||San Antonio Spurs|
|1982–1984||Golden State Warriors|
|1984||San Antonio Spurs|
|1985||New Jersey Nets|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Points||5,971 (11.9 ppg)|
|Rebounds||971 (1.9 rpg)|
|Assists||920 (1.8 apg)|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Brewer played basketball at Fort Smith Northside High School, leading the Grizzlies to the 1974 Overall Championship and a 30-0 record .
Following high school, Brewer attended Westark Community College (now the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith). Brewer then signed to play for coach Eddie Sutton at the University of Arkansas. One of the famed "Triplets" along with Sidney Moncrief and Marvin Delph, Brewer was named All-American in 1978. He averaged 18.0 points per game while helping the Arkansas Razorbacks reach the Final Four in the 1978 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament, and was also named to the All-Tournament Team.
Ron Brewer was selected by the Trail Blazers with 7th pick in the 1978 NBA draft, and was named to the 1978–79 NBA All-Rookie Team, Brewer was drafted directly after Larry Bird and ahead of notable NBA players such as Reggie Theus and Maurice Cheeks.
Brewer went on to spend eight seasons in the league with six teams—the Trail Blazers, San Antonio Spurs, Cleveland Cavaliers, Golden State Warriors, New Jersey Nets, and Chicago Bulls—and finished his career in 1986 with 5,971 total points (11.9 ppg).
His son, Ronnie Brewer, also played college basketball at the University of Arkansas, and was selected by the Utah Jazz in the first round of the 2006 NBA draft. They became the first father-son combination in Chicago Bulls history when Ronnie joined that team in 2010. He is currently the head coach at City University in Memphis, Tennessee.