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#10 Ronnie Brewer
Position: Guard
Height: 6'7"
Weight: 217
Year: Junior
Hometown: Fayetteville, Ark.
High School: Fayetteville HS
Experience: 2 Letters
# 10 Ronnie Brewer
Courtesy: Razorback Media Relations
Release: 09/10/2005

 

2005-06 Preview:

    Brewer has been named the preseason Southeastern Conference Player of the Year by Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook. The top returning scorer (16.2 ppg) and field goal percentage leader (.475) in the Southeastern Conference this year, he is also the only returning first-team all-conference honoree from 2005. Brewer, a member of the Wooden Award preseason watch list, has gained seven pounds since last year and will see action at every spot on the floor with the exception of post. Most of his time will be spent at point guard, shooting guard and on the wing. Brewer, who was also a finalist for the USA Basketball Under-21 national team this summer, enters the year just 173 points short of 1,000 for his career, and 38 steals and 59 assists short of the school’s all-time top 10 in those categories.

 

2004-05:

    Brewer was Arkansas’ first first-team All-SEC selection, making the coaches’ team, since Corliss Williamson and Scotty Thurman in 1995. He also earned second-team all-conference honors by the Associated Press and Rivals.com. In addition, he earned first-team All-District 9 honors from the National Association of Basketball Coaches and first-team All-District 7 honors from the United States Basketball Writers Association.

    Brewer, who started 29 of 30 games, led the team in scoring and was eighth in the SEC with 16.2 points per game. He was also fifth in the league in field goal percentage (.475), second in steals (2.53) and fifth in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.66). Brewer’s steal average is the best for a Hog since T.J. Cleveland averaged 2.7 in 2000. In league play, he averaged 16.4 points (sixth in the league), 5.3 rebounds (15th), 3.3 assists and 2.3 steals (second). His 36 steals and 63 free throws made in the SEC are the fourth-best marks in school history.

    He scored 20 or more points eight times, had five or more rebounds 13 times, four or more assists 11 times, three or more steals 15 times, led the team in scoring 15 times, led the team in rebounding eight times and led the team in assists seven times. He scored in double figures in 29 of 30 games. He had four or more rebounds 20 times, three or more assists 23 times, two or more steals 22 times and at least one blocked shot 11 times. For the year, he had a minimum stat line of 10 points, four rebounds, three assists and two steals in a game 12 times.

    Brewer had eight 20-point games, another team high, and tied Darian Townes for the team lead with two double-doubles.

    UA’s team MVP for the second straight season, he scored a career-high matching 23 points three times (Tennessee 2/26, Auburn 1/22, Hartford 12/23), had a career-high 13 rebounds against Jacksonville State (12/29), a season-high six assists three times (Tennessee 2/26, Tennessee State 12/16, Eastern Michigan 11/22), seven steals against Louisiana-Monroe (12/31), and two blocked shots against Hartford and EMU.

    He scored a game-high 18 points, and had game-high matching totals of seven rebounds and four assists in the win over Troy (11/21) to lead the team in all three categories in the same game for the second time in his career. He had 18 points, six assists, three steals and two blocked shots in the Paradise Jam championship game victory over Eastern Michigan (11/22). Brewer was named the MVP of the tournament with averages of 15.7 points, 3.7 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 2.7 steals while shooting 51.6 percent from the field (16-31). He tied the tournament record of 10 steals set by Eric Bush of UAB in 2001.

    Against No. 3 Illinois (12/4), he made nine-of-14 shots and had game highs of 21 points and four steals. In the win at Missouri (12/7), he scored a game-high 20 points on seven-of-13 shooting. He was six-of-six at the line and added five assists and three steals.

    Against Hartford (12/23), he had 23 points in 23 minutes, was nine-of-12 shooting, and added five rebounds, four assists, four steals and two blocked shots. In the win over Jacksonville State (12/29), he recorded the third double-double of his career with a game-high 17 points and a career-high 13 rebounds. He also had four assists and four steals. Against Louisiana-Monroe (12/31), he had 18 points on six-of-11 shooting, four rebounds, three assists and seven steals, which ties for the third-best single-game mark in school history.

    In the win over Ole Miss (1/5), Brewer had 13 points, seven rebounds three assists and five steals. In the loss at Florida (1/8), he had 20 points and three steals. Against Alabama (1/11), he had 15 points, four assists and three steals. At LSU (1/19), he had 17 points, seven rebounds, four assists and three steals. Against Auburn (1/22), he had 23 points, seven rebounds, three assists and four steals.

    Against No. 6 Kentucky, he had a game-high 18 points, and added eight rebounds and three assists. At South Carolina (2/2), he had a game-high 20 points. In the win at Ole Miss (2/5), Brewer had 14 points, seven rebounds, three assists and two steals.

    Limited to 26 minutes due to foul trouble in the win over LSU (2/12), he was six-of-10 from the floor and five-of-five at the line for 19 points with three assists. He was scoreless through the first 13 minutes, but scored 16 points in the final seven minutes of the first half.

    Brewer scored 20 points, and added four rebounds and five assists with no turnovers at Vanderbilt (2/19). In the win over Tennessee (2/26), he recorded his second double-double of the season and the fourth of his career with a team-high 23 points and a game-high 11 rebounds. He was eight-of-13 shooting, including three-of-five on threes, and added six assists and two steals.

    Brewer had 16 points, seven rebounds, two assists, two blocked shots and a steal at Auburn (3/5).

 

2003-04:

    The only player to start all 28 games, he averaged 12.2 points, and team highs of 5.5 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 2.0 steals for the year while shooting 48.1 percent from the floor (125-260), another team high, in earning second-team freshman All-America honors from Rivals.com and third-team freshman All-America honors from College Basketball News. He also made the SEC all-freshman squad. He led the team in scoring four times, in rebounding a team-high eight times and in assists a team-best 15 times. He scored in double figures 18 times.

    Voted the team’s MVP, he was fourth in the SEC in steals, eighth in assists and 18th in rebounding. In SEC play only, he was second in steals (2.38), ninth in assists (3.19), 19th in rebounding (5.3) and seventh in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.27). Among the league’s freshmen, Brewer was second in scoring, rebounding and free throws made (74), first in assists, steals and field goals made (125), and sixth in blocked shots (0.71).

    His six steals against Florida (2/28) are the second-most for a Razorback in an SEC game, and his 38 steals in SEC play the third-most in a season. His 54 made free throws in an SEC season are the sixth-most in school history.

    In his debut against Nicholls State (11/21), he had 18 points (the most for a Razorback in his first game since junior Jesse Pate[23] in 1996), a game-high eight assists (the most in a UA season-opener since Alvin Robertson [10] in 1984) and a team-high seven rebounds. He led the team in rebounding and assists again in his second outing with nine boards and four assists, to go with eight points, in the win over Grambling (11/25). He made six-of-eight shots for 12 points and led the team in assists for the third time in three games with seven in the win over Jacksonville University (11/29).

    In the win over Oral Roberts (12/3), he made six-of-10 shots for 14 points, and had five assists and six rebounds. He made six-of-eight shots, and had 14 points and two assists in the win over Southeast Missouri (12/9). Against Louisiana Tech (12/17), he had 14 points, five rebounds and two steals.

    Against Oklahoma State (12/20), he had 15 points and six rebounds. Against Western Carolina (12/22), he recorded his first double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds, and also had four assists and four steals. He became the first Razorback since Derek Hood in 1999 to record consecutive double-doubles when he had 14 points and 10 rebounds, along with five assists and three steals, in the win at Tulsa (12/30).

    Against North Texas (1/3), he had a game-high 14 points, five rebounds, three assists and three steals. At No. 22 Mississippi State (1/10), he had 14 points and team highs of seven rebounds and five assists.

    Against Ole Miss (1/17), he made 10-of-12 free throws, and had 16 points, six rebounds and two assists. In the win over No. 22 Vanderbilt (1/24), he scored a game-high 21 points on seven-of-nine shooting, and added four assists and three rebounds.

    In the win over No. 25 South Carolina (2/21), he had 17 points on six-of-10 shooting, five rebounds, and game highs of five assists, four steals and three blocked shots. Against Florida (2/28), he had game highs of 23 points and six steals along with team highs of seven rebounds and four assists. Against Alabama (3/3), he had 12 points, seven rebounds and two steals, and game highs of five assists and two blocked shots.

    He was ill at the SEC Tournament and had just two points and no rebounds, assists or steals against South Carolina (3/11).

 

In High School:

    He earned Parade All-America honors after averaging 26.8 points, 7.5 rebounds and 4.0 assists as a senior in leading Fayetteville to a 24-5 finish and into the state Class 5A semifinals for the second straight year. Named the state’s Gatorade Player of the Year and Mr. Basketball by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, he was also a finalist for McDonald’s All-America honors. He averaged 25.3 points, 7.5 rebounds and 3.2 assists as a junior.

 

Personal:

    Born March 20, 1985, in Portland, Ore., he is the son of Ron and Carolyn Brewer. His father teamed with Sidney Moncrief and Marvin Delph to form the famed “Triplets,” who led the Razorbacks to the 1978 Final Four. Like his father, Ronnie, who is majoring in broadcast journalism, wears No. 10.

 

 

Stan Heath on Ronnie Brewer:

Ronnie has had an outstanding first two years. He’s gotten better and added close to 10 pounds of muscle (since last year). I expect him to possibly contend for player of the year honors in the conference. He’s very talented and can do a lot of different things. He stuffs the stat sheet in a lot of different areas. He’s a guy players like playing with. He’s very unselfish, he rebounds, defends and he scores. We expect him to be the leader of our team.”

 


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