Ronnie Brewer is a professional basketball player from the United States of America who plays as a shooting guard. Brewer was a student at the Fayetteville High School and was known for an unusual shooting style. A water-slide accident during his childhood forced Brewer to make a change in his shooting action, something that helped him standout and stay in the eyes of coaches, scouts and even the audience.
Brewer went on to attend the University of Arkansas where his college career saw him score at 18.4 points per game with 3.3 assists, 2.6 steals, 0.5 blocks and 4.8 rebounds per game. Brewer declared for the 2006 NBA Draft and was picked at 14th overall, by the Utah Jazz.
Brewer was quite irregular for the Jazz, playing just 56 games with 14 starts while notching up just 12.1 minutes of game time. The following year, his contribution increased significantly, especially due to the pre-season performance in 2007-08. Brewer was the new Jazz’s shooting guard and there was absolutely no doubt that he was one of the stars for the team especially after regularly averaging in double figures, for shooting, and ranked amongst the topmost, in the NBA, for steals.
Brewer was picked for the 2008 Rookie Challenge as part of the sophomore team.
In 2008-09, Brewer was a regular starter on the Jazz lineup, playing 32.2 minutes per game while scoring at 13.7 points per game with 1.7 steals as well. He had 4.6 rebounds per game, excellent figures that saw him move to the Memphis Grizzlies at the end of the season.