NBA Draft: Corey Brewer
Accolades: McDonald’s All-American – high school (04), Fourth Team All-American – Parade – high school (04), Honorable Mention All-American – SLAM – high school (04), Class AA Mr. Basketball – Tennessee – high school (04), Gatorade Tennessee Player of the Year – high school (04), Freshman All-SEC (05), SEC co-Defensive Player of the Year (06), Second Team All-SEC (06), SEC All-Tournament Team (06), Final Four All-Tournament Team (06), First Team All-SEC (07), Honorable Mention All-American – AP (07), SEC All-Tournament Team (07), Final Four MOP (07).
Scouting Report: A standout defender with an adequate offensive game.
Strengths: Lock down defender – Brewer can guard multiple positions and do a great job at it. Long arms gets him lots of steals. Decent scorer – can get out on the fast break and finish well. Good range on his jump shot. Proved that he can take his game to a higher level in big games. Decent rebounder for a wing player.
Weaknesses: Needs to get much stronger physically for the NBA game – 185lbs won’t get the job done on the wing. May have trouble adding extra weight/muscle due to long wingspan. Outside shot needs work – has three-point range but doesn’t shoot it for a very good percentage. Needs to cut down on turnovers and take better care of the ball.
Projected 2007 Draft Range: Top 10 Pick.
Consensus: Brewer’s draft stock has never been higher than it is now after his performance for the Gators in the Final Four. With a little work on his offensive game – most importantly improving the consistency of his outside jumper – and Brewer can be an impact player at both ends of the floor. At the very least he should be a rock solid contributor on the defensive end.
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