Wolves Draft Florida’s Cory Brewer

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Timberwolves Select Florida's Corey Brewer
In First Round of the 2007 NBA Draft

The Minnesota Timberwolves tonight selected Corey Brewer in the first round (seventh overall) of the 2007 NBA Draft. Brewer, a 6-9 forward from Florida, averaged a career-best 13.2 ppg during his junior season in 2007 as the Gators repeated as national champions.

"Corey is a versatile player who plays well on both ends of the basketball court," said Timberwolves Vice President of Basketball Operations Kevin McHale. "As a two-time champion in college and the 2007 Final Four Most Outstanding Player, he comes with a winning background and plenty of experience in big games. He's a great addition to our young core of talent."

Brewer saw his points-per-game increase in each of his seasons at Florida, where he started in 106 of the 108 games he appeared in with the Gators. In three seasons, he averaged 11.3 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 2.8 apg and 1.6 spg. Following his junior season (2006-07), Brewer was named the Most Outstanding Player of the 2007 NCAA Tournament Final Four, First Team All-SEC and the SEC Co-Defensive Player of the Year. The Tennessee native averaged 16.0 points and 10.0 rebounds in the Final Four.

Brewer ranked 28th on the team's career scoring chart with 1,225 points, fifth in steals with 176 and is Florida's all-time scoring leader in the NCAA Tournament with 198 points. Brewer also owns the only triple-double in the school's history with 15 points, 10 rebounds and 13 assists on Dec. 18, 2005.

The Wolves also have the 41st selection in tonight's NBA Draft.

COREY BREWER COLLEGE STATISTICS
Season G FGM-A Pct. 3Pt-A Pct. FTM-A Pct. Reb Ast Pts Avg
2004-05 32 87-169 .515 17-39 .436 50-86 .581 110 63 241 7.5
2005-06 39 171-365 .468 42-120 .350 110-143 .769 186 128 494 12.7
2006-07 37 169-356 .478 40-119 .336 112-155 .723 173 109 490 13.2
Career 108 426-889 .479 99-278 .356 272-384 .708 469 300 1225 11.3