Sunday, December 5, 2010

Troy Brewer Finds His Mark

Pretty impressed that Brewer scored 17 points against Florida.

Florida still beat Brewer's American University team by a large margin, but Brewer definitely held his own against one of UGA's key hoops rivals. He went 6 of 8 from the floor, 2 of 4 from behind the arc, and 3 of 4 from the line.

I imagine that Troy got stronger during the year that he sat out after his transfer. Perhaps the coaches at American also worked on Brewer's shot some. He consistently brought the ball from his left side over to his right as he shot the ball, which led to a sideways spin, and many times his shots rattled out. He averaged in the mid-twenties for his three-point percentage while at Georgia. This year he is shooting 38 percent from long range, a better percentage than any of the Dawgs players.

Troy had a 24-point game against Howard University and an 18-point outing against Columbia earlier this season. Add those scoring outputs to the 17 against Florida and it sounds like you have a pretty good player. Don't know if he guarded Florida's shooting guard Kenny Boynton, but Boynton went 0 of 9 in 32 minutes.

Perhaps Brewer would have performed just as well under Coach Fox, but you never know. Some players just have to find where they fit best.

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