Brewer Makes Hogs Hapy

Fayetteville guard capped off a great Arkansas class with his decision to pick the Hogs over the Sooners.

Ronnie Brewer made a lot of people happy today when he picked up the Arkansas cap instead of the Oklahoma cap.

He made the decision at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday and immediately called Arkansas Coach Stan Heath, who said he wouldn't have slept anyway.

"I just felt like in the end it was the best place for me and I very happy about it," Brewer said. "Once I made the decision, it seemed so right."

Brewer called OU coach Kelvin Sampson Wednesday morning to tell him of his decision.

Heath was smiling ear to ear all day on Wednesday, what with knowedge that 7-0, 270-pound Julius Lamptey, 6-5, 210-pound Olu Famutimi, 6-9, 200-pound Vincent Hunter and the 6-6, 190-pound Brewer were all going to sign.

He could only talk about the two that signed in-state because Famutimi and Lamptey's LOIs had to be overnighted to their parents before they could be faxed in and be official.

But in one way he was happy about that.

"One of the things I said when I first got here was that we wanted to take care of the state first," Heath said. "Thankfully we did and now Ronnie and Vincent get a day by themselves to celebrate along with us."

Arkansas' class will be ranked No. 10 nationally by TheInsidershoops.com and No. 6 by at least one other service.

"Today is a great day for the state of Arkansas, for Arkansas basketball and me personally," Heath said. "I have been smiling since last night when he (Brewer) told me."

It was a great day for Ron Brewer, Ronnie's dad and the former Arkansas and NBA standout.

"I am so happy and one of the main reasons that I am is that Ronnie came to this conclusion by himself," Brewer said."I didn't want it to be just because that's where Dad wanted him to go. But yes, I am thrilled about the decision."

The younger Brewer said the other three recruits were a big factor for Arkansas.

"There was one thing that I really wanted to do and that is play for a winner," Brewer said. "With all these guys, I am sure that is going to happen now."


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