Posted: 9:00 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013
By Brandon Hickey
The Kent State Golden Flashes have always had very good backcourts and Brewer is the next in line to be a star. Recent names stand out like Randal Holt, Chris Singletary, Al Fisher, Tyree Evans, Carlton Guyton, Mike Porrini...you get the picture. Brewer has the opportunity to enter the pantheon of great Kent State guards and he's only a junior.
Last year Brewer really came onto the scene as a premier shooting guard. After just averaging 2.5 points per game his freshman year, he exploded for nine points per game while playing a whopping thirty minutes per game. That's a lot of playing time for just a sophomore and it wasn't like he was playing on a bad team either. He was really the third wheel behind Chris Evans and Holt last year, but now he'll be thrown into the spotlight as the team's best player.
His most impressive attribute was his 42.4% three-point field goal percentage, which ranked third in the conference among those who actually played meaningful minutes last year. His field goal percentage was outstanding too at 46%, ranking in the top five for guards in the conference.
Brewer will likely take over the point guard role from Holt this year. His assists per game will likely have to improve as he only averaged 2.7 assists last year. He's got some new talent this year to get the ball to, including transfers Derek Jackson (Central Michigan) and K.K. Simmons (UNC-Wilmington). Darren Goodson and Mark Henniger also provide solid options in the post.
Kent State may take a step back this season after the graduation of top scorers Evans and Holt. This is really Brewer's chance to show what he's got and totally unleash his game. He could be one of the top scorers in the MAC especially if those percentages stay relatively the same. The Flashes need Brewer to step it up this year in order to maintain their streak of consecutive twenty-win seasons.
After basketball Brewer may also look to starting a pool cleaning business: