Brewer Jumps on the Wolfpack's Radar

After an impressive showing on the spring AAU circuit, Portland (TN) Small Forward Corey Brewer is receiving heavy interest from the Wolfpack.

The search for N.C. State's wing continues and the newest target is Portland High (Tenn.) rising senior Corey Brewer.

The 6-7 ½, 182-pound Brewer is long, plays tenacious defense and can shoot the ball. He averaged 24 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists as a junior and has the Wolfpack among his top five.

While he won't divulge a front-runner at this time, he has mentioned in the past that Florida and Tennessee are probably the two schools that lead for his services.

Brewer's only official visit was to Florida back in February.

Brewer, whose home is about a half-hour outside of Nashville, is athletic enough that he won the state high jump (6 feet, 8 inches) as a sophomore. He was also a standout wide receiver, but he gave us both track and football in order to concentrate on basketball.

While some say that Brewer is at his best when shooting off the dribble, he feels that's a major area of improvement – along with his ballhandling skills.

"My strength is my defense because all my high school coach (Tris Kington) preaches is defense," Brewer said. 'If you play defense, then you'll get to play. If you score 30 points and the other guy gets 40, it doesn't matter how many you scored."

In addition to Florida, Tennessee and N.C. State, Brewer is also looking at Kansas and Memphis. Georgia and Vanderbilt are also under consideration, but they didn't make his top five.

"I like their (N.C. State's) motion offense," Brewer said. "It's kinda like my high school's motion offense with everyone moving and cutting. It doesn't matter how big you are, you can still handle the ball."

Brewer said that he'll continue to speak to college coaches on the phone and may not even have to take any of his remaining visits prior to making a decision.

"It really doesn't matter how far the school is," he said. "I just want it to be a good fit and somewhere that I can go in and contribute."

Brewer will attend the NBA Players Camp in mid-June, the Nike All-American Camp in early July and will travel with his AAU team, the Tennessee Travelers, for the Super Showcase towards the end of the summer.


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