By Kevin Brockway

Corey Brewer was part of the best teams in Florida basketball history — back-to-back national title squads in 2006 and 2007 that won based on values of sharing the basketball and working together on both ends of the floor to achieve a common goal.

So it stands to reason that the key players from those Gator teams would become philanthropic.

Brewer is back in Gainesville this week for his seventh annual Back 2 Back Youth Basketball camp, with proceeds in the name of the Corey Brewer Fight Diabetes Fund going toward UF’s Shands Hospital.

Brewer is not the only one putting his name and NBA millions to good use. Former Gator center Joakim Noah has started the Noah’s Arc Foundation, with programs designed in art and sports to help at-risk youth in urban communities. And former Gator forward Al Horford has been involved in a number of charities in his pro career, including Basketball Without Borders, the NBAs Fight Against Aids, the Make a Wish Foundation and local charities in his native Dominican Republic.

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