Confidence Is Brewing: Corey Brewer's Interview Speaks Volumes

Timber WolfAnalyst IIOctober 23, 2009

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A two time NCAA champion, and NCAA Most Outstanding Player award winner, has finally made it.

Compared to complete disparity in his first first seasons, Corey Brewer turns in another great performance as the go-to guy on the offense, showing that he can make and take smart shots.

"We were prepared tonight—we had to learn how to play without the big guys,'' Brewer said. "Tonight, we knew we couldn't just throw it into Al (Jefferson) and get 20, and we weren't going to get 14 and 14 from Kevin (Love). We all knew we had to step up. People in this league think I can't score, but anyone who saw me in college knows I can hit shots.''

For the first time in his NBA career, he actually flexed his muscle verbally, and said "I can hit shots".

For a guy that averaged six points in the past two seasons, Corey Brewer is finally looking like an NBA starter, and the ceiling is still very high for him.

"I'm feeling more comfortable, like a basketball player, like I've been doing my whole life," he said. "I really never struggled playing basketball my whole life until my rookie year. The NBA is hard, but now I'm starting to feel real good, like myself, again."

Joakim Noah (Brewer's teammate at Florida):

"It's one thing to say his shot is like this, so should we just give up on him? Or he is somebody who we've got to give a little extra time. It takes time in this league. He's a young player. Character means so much in this league, and he's got that. He's got character. He's a real competitor. And those are things people seem to forget about.

"You look at him at Florida: He shot the ball pretty well for us, and those weren't all layups."

"People didn't watch me play in college? I can score when I want to," Brewer added.

"We knew where we had to be tonight. We got to the right spots and kept the ball moving." Speaking on the win against Detroit

With the win over the Detroit Pistons, Corey Brewer turned in his first NBA back to back 20-point performance.

Seven games have been played, and ever since shaking off the rust in his first preseason game back, his numbers are going up.

Last six games in preseason statline: 17.5 PPG, 4 RPG, 2 APG, 1 SPG, 1 BPG, shooting 47 percent from the field, 46 percent from the three-point line and 80 percent from the free-throw line.

Confidence is Brewer, and the Wolves are loving it. He's slowly becoming my favorite player..

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