(born March 20, 1985, in Portland, Oregon
) is an American
player, currently playing for the Chicago Bulls
. The Utah Jazz selected him with the 14th pick of the 2006 NBA Draft
. Brewer played collegiately
at the University of Arkansas
, where his father Ron Brewer
was a star in the late 1970s. Brewer is known for having an unorthodox shooting technique, the result of a childhood water slide
At Arkansas, he averaged 18.4 points, 4.8 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 2.6 steals, and 0.5 blocks. He also was 51–151 from three point range and shot 75% from the free throw line.
Brewer was the 14th pick in the 2006 NBA Draft
. Brewer saw very limited playing time in his 2006–07 rookie season with Utah, appearing in only 56 games. However, after a strong performance in the 2007–08 preseason, he assumed the role of Utah's starting . By mid-November 2007, he was averaging double figures in and was among the NBA leaders in . He was later selected to play in the . On February 28, 2009 Brewer recorded a career high 26 points, along with 7 rebounds and 4 steals against the Sacramento Kings.
On February 18, 2010, he was traded to the Memphis Grizzlies
for a protected future first round pick. His playing time declined late in the season due to a hamstring
injury and the Grizzlies' fading playoff hopes.
On July 16, 2010, Brewer agreed to a deal with the Chicago......