The 2006 and 2007 back to back Florida basketball national championship teams are squads that will go down as one of the most dominating teams in college sports. Even though it has been nearly 10 years since the last basketball championship, Corey Brewer, a member of that team, enjoys coming back to the town that helped him become the man and NBA player he is today.
Brewer, now on the Houston Rockets, enjoys giving back to the community, especially for a good cause. Brewer will be hosting his 7th annual Corey Brewer Back 2 Back Youth Basketball Camp on August 1-3 in Gainesville at Buchholz High School. The camp is open to boys and girls ages 9-18 from 9 a.m to 4 p.m. daily. The $150 fee will include lectures, basketball drill sessions, 5 on 5 games, basketball contests, and educational sessions. Brewer will donate the proceeds from the camp to the UF Diabetes Institute. His “Corey Brewer Fight Diabetes Fund” has donated over $30,000 since the start of the camp. This cause is dear to his heart because he has family members that have been affected by the disease; his father passed away from complications from it, his mother is currently diagnosed, and Brewer himself has been getting tested for the disease since he was a teenager.
— Corey Brewer (@TheCoreyBrewer) July 21, 2016
This upcoming season will be Brewer’s third season with Houston and his 10th as a professional. The NBA now seems to be going through a “Super-Team Era” but Brewer feels that the NBA is good right now and the game is definitely growing.
Something that made the back to back national championship team so special, was the fact that all five starters decided to return. Part of this was because of head Florida basketball coach Billy Donovan. Now that Donovan has left the Florida basketball program and is in the NBA with the Oklahoma City Thunder, it feels a little odd for these players to see their college coach on the other side of the court, but Brewer is happy to see him doing well at the next level.
Brewer has bounced around several teams since being drafted in 2007, five to be exact. He seems to enjoy his current home in Houston and knows that Rockets fans are all about winning. Brewer is now working on becoming a better playing with consistent shooting, playing hard, finishing strong, and staying in the league as long as he can.
He also looks forward to coming back to Gainesville this fall during football season. Those back to back national championship teams will be honored on the field during the UF-Kentucky football game.
— Gator M-Basketball (@GatorsMBK) July 26, 2016
For more information on Brewer’s camp visit www.coreybrewer.com.