Mavericks Sign Forward Corey Brewer
- For Immediate Release
- March 3, 2011
DALLAS -- The Dallas Mavericks announced today that they have signed forward Corey Brewer. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Brewer (6-9, 188) was originally the seventh overall pick in the 2007 NBA Draft by the Minnesota Timberwolves. He holds career averages of 9.1 points, 3.3 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 25.7 minutes in 232 career games (147 starts) with Minnesota.
Brewer played in 79 games (35 starts) as a rookie for the Timberwolves in 2007-2008, but sustained a torn anterior cruciate ligament 15 games into the 2008-2009 campaign that cost him the remainder of the season. He returned for the 2009-2010 season to start all 82 games and average career highs in points (13.0), rebounds (3.4), assists (2.4) and minutes per game (30.4).
Brewer has played in 56 games this season averaging 8.6 points, 2.7 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.6 steals in 24.3 minutes before being traded to the New York Knicks as part of the 12-player deal that also landed Carmelo Anthony in New York. Brewer joined the Mavericks after the Knicks requested waivers on him on March 1.
The former University of Florida standout was a two-time national champion with the Gators in 2006 and 2007 and was named Most Outstanding Player of the 2007 NCAA Tournament. In three years at Florida, Brewer also won three Southeastern Conference Championships to go along with two national titles and recorded the first triple-double in Florida basketball history on December 18, 2005.
The native of Portland, Tennessee, was a 2004 McDonald's All-American after averaging 24.9 points and 12.8 rebounds in his senior season at Portland High School.
Brewer is also active with both the American Diabetes Association and Juvenile Diabetes Association to create awareness for the disease that has impacted his family.
Brewer will wear number 13 for the Mavericks.