AU Offer Excites Versatile Brewer

One of the top girls high school basketball players in Florida talks about her interest in Auburn and other colleges.

Jacksonville, Fla.--Although she is just heading into her junior season at Ribault High School, Kayla Brewer is already on the radar of plenty of women's college basketball coaches around the country.

One of those colleges is Auburn where the six-foot-two Brewer wrapped up her summer of 2009 camp schedule before heading off to the AAU circuit.

"I really enjoyed the Auburn camp," Brewer says. "The camp was one of my favorite ones of the summer. It was hard work and they kept it going. The staff was great and I had a really good time."

Making the trip to Auburn more enjoyable was a scholarship offer that Brewer received after the event. "I am really excited about the offer from Auburn," she says.

Brewer points out that the camp on the campus of SEC champion Auburn featured a lot of good prospects from around the southeast. "It is always good to compete against players who are worth playing than going against kids who aren't as talented," she says. "It is good to have kids at your level or above your level."

Named Player of the Year last season for the city of Jacksonville, Brewer can handle just about any position in a basketball game. "I play two (shooting guard), three (small forward), four (power forward) and five (center)," she points out. "I really like three the best because you can do it all there. You can get the ball out on the wing, you can drive to the basket or you can go inside and post up."

Commenting on her strengths as a player, Brewer says, "I am not limited. I can do it all. I can play both ends of the floor and I am just as strong on offense as I am on defense. I can play the two, three, four and five so I am very versatile."

Brewer's 2007-2008 numbers were impressive for anybody, particularly a sophomore, as she averaged 18.7 points per game, 13 rebounds, 4.3 blocks and two assists.

However, the competition in July, playing for the Georgia Blazers AAU team, is what really excites her. "I love AAU and I actually prefer it over high school basketball because of the competition every night instead of every other night or just in the playoffs," she says. "In AAU games, every night is a battle."

Brewer is an honor student at Ribault High who wants to major in political science in college and eventually become an attorney. "I am really into the law," she says.

Brewer is obviously into good grades, too. "I have made all A's except for one B. That B kind of hurt me a little bit."

The rising junior can't sign a scholarship with a college team until the early period in November 2010 and doesn't appear to be in a rush to make a decision. Commenting on her favorites, she says, "I pretty much enjoy everybody in the SEC."

Now her focus will turn to playing for the Georgia Blazers. "July is exposure month playing AAU ball," she says. "Hopefully, I will see the Auburn coaches watching me."


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