Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Scouting Report: Ronnie Brewer

With Derek Fisher departing Utah for Los Angeles, Ronnie Brewer has stepped into the shooting guard spot and brought much-needed athleticism to their starting lineup. Although he has struggled with his shooting from the perimeter, Brewer has been one of the teams top scorers.

Player Name: Ronnie Brewer
Current Team: Utah Jazz
NBA Position: SG/SF
Drafted: 14th (Utah Jazz)
Height/Weight: 6'7"/223
Birthdate: 3/20/85
Hometown: Fayetteville, AR
College: Arkansas
Agent: Henry Thomas (CSMG Sports)

Father (Ron Brewer) was drafted 7th in the 1978 NBA Draft

Great versatility - can handle the ball if necessary at the point and also defend at both wing spots; Quick first step; Creates well off the dribble; Passing ability; Vision; Strong frame; Fast in open floor; Long arms and quick hands; Rebounding at the guard position; Anticipates passes well; Ball pressure; Mid-range shooting;

Three point shooting; Childhood water slide accident left him with a small bone protruding from his triceps area which has created an abnormal shooting form; Spot up shooting; Movement off the ball

Improving his perimeter shooting would force defenses to pick him up closer, allowing him to use his quickness and athleticism to get to the basket easier. Becoming a lockdown defender on the wing would also make him a more valuable player. I see Brewer's ceiling to be a do-it-all type, similar to Josh Howard - not great at one thing, but good at many. He will be a valuable player for the Jazz for years to come and fits in well on a team where he is not being pressured to score a great deal of points.