Boys Varsity Basketball · Brewer to be inducted into Gator Hall of Fame

By Curtis Marlin

Portland Leader

Sep 13, 2017

Corey Brewer will be inducted in the University of Florida Hall of Fame on Friday, in Gainesville. Brewer just finished his ninth NBA season after he was a first-round pick (7th overall) by the Minnesota Timberwolves in the 2007 draft.

While at Florida, Brewer was a part of two NCAA basketball titles and was named Most Outstanding Player at the Final Four in his senior season.

Brewer will be joined by two of his ex-college teammates,wq Al Harford and Joakim Noah, who are also part of the newly announced 2017 Hall of Fame class.

Among his many awards at the University of Florida, Brewer was named to the 2005 Southeastern Conference all freshmen team, 2006 Southeastern Conference Co-Defensive Player of the Year and was selected to the SEC all tournament squad in 2006 and 2007.

Brewer earned a spot on the Associated Press All-SEC honorable mention squad and earned a spot on the NCAA Final Four all-tournament team in 2006 and 2007.

In his career, Brewer scored 1,225 points with 469 rebounds, 44 blocks, 176 steals and 300 assists as the gators won three SEC tournament titles.

Since getting drafted by the NBA in 2007, Brewer has done two stints with the Timberwolves as well playing for Dallas, Denver, Houston and now the Lakers.

For his NBA career, Brewer has 6,561 points with 2,049 rebounds, 1,143 assists, 907 steals and 201 blocks.

A 2004 graduate of Portland High School, Brewer was a McDonald’s All-American selection and is the school’s all-time scoring leader in helping the Panthers reach the sectionals in his senior season. Brewer was also named as the Class AA Mr. basketball and Gatorade player of the year.

As a junior, Brewer help lead the Purple to the state tournament.

Brewer was named to the All-Region team three times and was Most Valuable Player of the region tournament as a junior and was a member of the all-tournament team at the 2003 state tournament.

He was named to the Portland High School Hall of Fame in 2015.