Matt Jones is the online sports director for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. A double graduate of the University of Arkansas, he is a member of the Football Writers Association of America and National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, and voter for the Heisman Trophy and Biletnikoff Award.
Brewer waiting on next NBA call
Former Arkansas basketball player watches a basketball practice at the Boys & Girls Club of Fayetteville on June 27, 2013.
FAYETTEVILLE Former Arkansas standout Ronnie Brewer was back in Bud Walton Arena on Tuesday after being waived last week by the Houston Rockets.
Brewer, 28, had been signed by the Rockets prior to the season. He played in 23 games in Houston, starting three times and averaging less than one point and one rebound in 6.9 minutes per game.
The Rockets made the move to make room for Troy Daniels, a guard who was leading the NBA's developmental league in scoring, according to the Houston Chronicle. Houston was Brewer's sixth team in eight professional seasons.
As a free agent Brewer can still be signed prior to the end of the season. The noted defender could be added to a team in playoff contention, but would have to be signed by Saturday to be eligible for the postseason.
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