Ronnie Brewer (born March 20, 1985) is an American former professional basketball player who last played for the Santa Cruz Warriors of the NBA Development League. Brewer played collegiately at the University of Arkansas, where his father Ron Brewer was a star in the late 1970s. Brewer is known for having an unorthodox shooting technique, the result of a childhood water slide injury.
Brewer shoots over Jordan Crawford during his first tenure with the Bulls
|Born||March 20, 1985|
|Listed height||6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)|
|Listed weight||235 lb (107 kg)|
|High school||Fayetteville (Fayetteville, Arkansas)|
|NBA draft||2006 / Round: 1 / Pick: 14th overall|
|Selected by the Utah Jazz|
|Position||Shooting guard / Small forward|
|2012–2013||New York Knicks|
|2013||Oklahoma City Thunder|
|2015–2016||Santa Cruz Warriors|
|Career highlights and awards|
Brewer played at Arkansas from 2003 to 2006 where he averaged 18.4 points, 4.8 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 2.6 steals, and 0.5 blocks. He also was 51–151 from three-point range and shot 75% from the free-throw line.
Utah Jazz (2006–2010)Edit
Brewer was selected with the 14th pick in the 2006 NBA draft by the Utah Jazz. Brewer saw very limited playing time in his 2006–07 rookie season with Utah, appearing in only 56 games. However, after a strong performance in the 2007–08 preseason, he assumed the role of Utah's starting shooting guard. By mid-November 2007, he was averaging double figures in points and was among the NBA leaders in steals. He was later selected to play in the 2008 Rookie-Sophomore Game. On February 28, 2009, Brewer recorded a career-high 26 points, along with 7 rebounds and 4 steals against the Sacramento Kings.
On February 18, 2010, he was traded to the Memphis Grizzlies for a protected future first-round pick. His playing time declined late in the season due to a hamstring injury and the Grizzlies' fading playoff hopes.
Chicago Bulls (2010–2012)Edit
On July 19, 2010, Brewer signed with the Chicago Bulls. In his first season with the Bulls, Brewer played back up shooting guard, averaged 22 minutes per game, and was among the league leaders in defensive efficiency.
New York Knicks (2012–2013)Edit
On September 7, 2012, it was announced that Brewer would be out for six weeks after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery.
Oklahoma City Thunder (2013)Edit
On February 21, 2013, the Oklahoma City Thunder acquired Brewer from the New York Knicks in exchange for a 2014 second-round pick.
Houston Rockets (2013–2014)Edit
Return to the Chicago Bulls (2014)Edit
Santa Cruz Warriors (2015–2016)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|
The Basketball TournamentEdit
Ronnie Brewer played for Team Arkansas in the 2018 edition of The Basketball Tournament. In 2 games, he averaged 8 points, 5 rebounds, and 1.5 blocks per game. Team Arkansas reached the second round before falling to the Talladega Knights.
- Pre-Draft Workouts Resume in Waltham with Brewer
- Siler, Ross (October 26, 2007). "Utah Jazz: Brewer emerging to fill void at the two". The Salt Lake Tribune. Archived from the original on September 28, 2012. Retrieved November 18, 2007.
- Brewer posts career high as Jazz end somber day with win over Kings
- "Grizzlies acquire Ronnie Brewer from Jazz". NBA.com. February 18, 2010. Retrieved February 19, 2010.
- Bulls sign Ronnie Brewer
- K.C. Johnson. "It's official: Brewer and Watson gone". Chicago Tribune. July 10, 2012. Retrieved on July 22, 2012.
- Knicks Sign Ronnie Brewer Archived July 27, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
- Knicks’ Brewer Out for Six Weeks
- "Thunder Acquires Ronnie Brewer and Trade Exception in Separate Deals with Knicks and Blazers". NBA.com. February 21, 2013. Retrieved February 25, 2013.
- Rockets Add Brewer
- Rockets waive Ronnie Brewer and sign Troy Daniels
- BULLS SIGN BREWER FOR REMAINDER OF THE SEASON
- BULLS WAIVE AMUNDSON, BREWER AND JAMES
- "2015 NBA D-League Draft Board". NBA.com. October 31, 2015. Retrieved October 31, 2015.