In what was a big announcement for the Arkansas basketball program, Ronnie Brewer from Fayetteville (AR) High School, told a group of reporters today at a press conference that he has committed to Arkansas. RivalsHoops.com reported this commitment earlier this afternoon after Brewer made it known to the coaching staffs involved in his recruiting process.
The commitment by Brewer to stay home and play for Arkansas in the SEC is a big recruiting win for head coach Stan Heath for several reasons. 1. You need to keep your best players home and Brewer is the best. 2. Brewer is a highly ranked player because he can rip you up offensively in transition. 3. Brewer is a very agile and bouncy athlete -- both aspects will help him forge an excellent career at Arkansas.
Brewer committed to Arkansas over stiff competition from Oklahoma, Connecticut, and Oklahoma State.
Brewer, who is rated a 4-star prospect and the 11th best shooting guard in the nation by RivalsHoops.com, goes about 6-foot-6, and 190-pounds. This gives him a great advantage when he darts along the baseline against big bodies. He is agile and athletic enough to move around the big bodies in the low post for points. This is especially helpful when the perimeter game isn't working. Brewer has a couple of weapons that he can throw at a team with his offensive skills.
Last season Brewer averaged 26 points, nine rebounds, six assists, three steals and two blocks per game.