Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Ex-VCU guard Brewer now at Mt. St. Mary's

Former VCU guard Jackie Brewer, the first Rams freshman to earn CAA All-Rookie honors in five years, has transferred to Mount. St. Mary's. Brewer will have three years of eligibility at the Mount after sitting out the 2011-12 campaign.

"Jackie is a player we recruited out of high school and we are happy that she has decided to join our basketball family now," Mount St. Mary's coach Bryan Whitten said. "Plain and simple, Jackie can score. She shoots the three and has a good pull-up. Defenses have to pay attention to where she is and that will provide her teammates some opportunities. Even though she cannot play this season, she can practice with us and playing against her daily will help our team improve."

A Winchester native, Brewer displayed star-stuff right out of the box for the Rams last season, scoring 11 points in her college debut and picking up conference co-rookie of the week honors after a 14-point effort against Virginia Tech. But Brewer's minutes/productivity may have been the one casualty of the otherwise spectacular re-emergence of All-CAA teammate Andrea Barbour. Brewer played in 29 minutes in the game before Barbour, a transfer, established her eligibility, and 20 in Barbour's Rams debut on Dec. 23 at Radford. Brewer did not play more than 14 minutes in any game the rest of the season and logged single-digit minutes in 12 of her last 14 games.

Brewer finished the season averaging 4.2 points and was third on the team with 19 3-pointers. She was the first VCU freshman to make the all-rookie team since Quanitra Hollingsworth in 2006.

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