Corey Brewer is a ten year NBA star. Brewer was selected seventh overall in the 2007 NBA draft by the Minnesota Timberwolves, with whom he re-signed after stints in New York, Dallas and Denver. He now plays for the Houston Rockets. Originally from Portland, Tennessee, Corey attended college at the University of Florida, where he was part of two National Championship teams in 2006 and 2007.
In his rookie season, Corey played 79 games for the Timberwolves. He cracked the starting line-up 35 times. He scored 16 points on two occasions on January 11, 2008 against the Houston Rockets and on March 30, 2008 against the Utah Jazz. On December 6, 2007 he recorded a season-high 18 rebounds against the Atlanta Hawks. Brewer averaged 5.8 points per game while playing 22.8 minutes per game.
In his second season in the NBA, Corey’s season came to an end on November 29, 2008 against the Denver Nuggets. For the season he averaged 6.2 points per game with 3.3 rebounds per game. He started in eight of 15 games before he had surgery to repair a torn ACL on December 17, 2008.
After missing most of the 2008-2009 season, Corey bounced back in a big way in his third season in the NBA. Brewer finished ninth in the NBA Most Improved Player Award voting. Brewer matched his career-high with 27 points against the Detroit Pistons on the final game of the season. He also scored 27 points on December 26, 2009 against the Washington Wizards. For the season, he averaged 13 points per game while grabbing 3.4 rebounds per game. Brewer was the only player for the Minnesota Timberwolves to start all 82 games. Brewer made a Timberwolves record for consecutive games with a made three-point shot with 33 games. The streak started on January 7, 2010 and came to an end on March 19, 2010.On April 11, 2014, Brewer scored a career-high 51 points in a 112-110 win over the Houston Rockets. In doing so he joined Michael Jordan, Allen Iverson and Rick Barry as the only players to record 50-plus points and 6-plus steals in one game.
On December 19, 2014, Brewer was acquired by the Houston Rockets.Three days later, he made his debut for the Rockets against the Portland Trail Blazers. In just under 23 minutes of action off the bench, he recorded 12 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists, 5 steals and 1 block in the 110-95 win.
On July 14, 2015, Brewer re-signed with the Rockets to a three-year, $23.4 million contract.
After High School Corey took his game to the University of Florida where he led the Gators to back-to-back National Championships. He was the Most Outstanding Player of the 2007 Final Four. Earned First Team All-SEC honors as a junior and Second Team honors as a sophomore. Named the SEC Co-Defensive Player of the Year as a junior. Finished collegiate career tied for 28th on Florida’s all-time leading scoring list with 1,225 points. Also ranks fifth in career steals with 176. Ranks as Florida’s all-time scoring leader in the NCAA Tournament with 198 career points.
Junior (2006-07): Ranked second on the team in scoring (13.2 ppg) and assists (2.9 apg) and third in rebounding (4.7 rpg). Paced the team and ranked fourth in the SEC in steals (1.9 spg). Missed three games due to mononucleosis. Tallied a season-high 22 points, nine rebounds, seven assists and six steals vs. Western Kentucky. Posted a double-double of 19 points and ten rebounds vs. Georgia. Registered 18 points, five rebounds, three steals and three assists vs. Ohio State. Pulled down a career-high 12 rebounds vs. South Carolina. Matched season high with 22 points vs. Ole Miss in the semifinals of the SEC Tournament. Led team with 21 points vs. Jackson State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Scored 19 points vs. UCLA in the Final Four. Tallied 13 points and eight rebounds vs. Ohio State in the national championship game.
Sophomore (2005-06): Averaged 12.7 points, 4.8 rebounds and 3.3 assists. Scored 20 or more points four times. Recorded a career-high 26 points vs. Vanderbilt. Registered the first triple-double in school history with 15 points, a season-high 10 rebounds and a career-high 13 assists vs. Jacksonville. Tallied 20 points and eight rebounds at Tennessee. Sank five threes in scoring 23 points vs. Wisconsin-Milwaukee in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Tallied 19 points vs. George Mason in the Final Four. Scored 11 points and grabbed seven rebounds vs. UCLA in the National Championship game. Named to the Final Four All-Tournament Team.
Freshman (2004-05): Averaged 7.5 points, 3.4 rebounds and a team-high 1.4 steals. Scored in double figures eight times. Posted season-high 17 points vs. Mississippi State in the quarterfinals of the SEC Tournament. Shot a perfect 6-for-6 from the field in scoring 14 points at Auburn. Grabbed a season-high 10 rebounds at Tennessee. Scored 11 points vs. Villanova in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Earned SEC All-Freshman Team honors.
Brewer was a multi-sport athlete at Portland High School. Corey led the Panthers to the semi-finals in the Tennessee High School State Basketball tournament his junior year. As a senior in 2004 he was named the Class AA “Mr. Basketball” from the TSSAA. He was also named to the prestigious McDonald’s All-American Team and played in the Jordan Brand All American game as one of the elite high school basketball players in the country. Corey averaged 29.4 points and 12.8 rebounds a game his senior season of high school.