Thursday , Apr , 27 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Brewer to enter NBA draft, but without an agent

Fayetteville, AR (Sports Network) – Arkansas junior guard Ronnie Brewer
announced during a news conference Thursday he will make himself eligible for
the NBA draft, but will not hire an agent.

By not signing with an agent, Brewer reserves the right to return to school
for his senior season. The NBA Draft Early Entry withdrawal deadline is June
18, 2006. The NBA Draft will be held on June 28.

“He wants to play in the NBA. He knows that’s a big part of his future,”
Razorbacks head coach Stan Heath said. “In order to do that the rule was
specifically made for guys like him, guys who aren’t really considered in that
realm of a first-round draft pick. Ronnie is going to make sure he doesn’t do
anything to jeopardize his ability.”

Brewer averaged a team-leading 18.4 points per game last season. He also had
4.8 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 2.6 steals in leading the Razorbacks to a 22-10
finish and into the NCAA Tournament.

“It was a very difficult decision to make, but it’s the right decision,”
Brewer said. “That’s why it took so long. I’ve talked to my parents every
night and listened to them. I’ve tried to figure out what’s best for me and
get different views from my teammates and close friends.”

Brewer’s father, Ron Brewer, teamed with Sidney Moncrief and Marvin Delph to
form the famed “Triplets,” who led the Razorbacks to the 1978 Final Four. Ron
Brewer was drafted by the Portland Trail Blazers in the first round, seventh
overall, in 1978, and played eight seasons in the league, for six different
teams.

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