By Kevin Brockway

Corey Brewer always looks forward to coming back to Gainesville.

Before joining his teammates for Florida’s 2006 and 2007 basketball national title reunion on Sept. 10, Brewer will be in town hosting his eighth annual Back2Back youth basketball camp from Aug. 1-3 at Buchholz High School. Signup information can be found at, Brewer’s website. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Corey Brewer Fight Diabetes Fund at the UF Diabetes Center for Excellence.

I had a chance to talk with Brewer on Monday about the upcoming camp, the reunion at The Swamp and his close friends and former teammates Al Horford and Joakim Noah cashing in during NBA free agency. Brewer himself is entering the second year of a three-year, $24 million contract with the Houston Rockets. Here’s a brief Q&A:

What keeps you coming back to Gainesville for your annual camp?

CB — “I just love coming to Gainesville always just because of the success I had there in the past, and of course the University of Florida … I’m always happy to come back and the camp in the past has made a lot of connections, a lot of the kids have come for five, six straight years. It’s just a good situation for me.”

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