Matt Jones has been the online sports editor for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and NWA Media since 2010. He is also a feature writer for Hawgs Illustrated magazine and is currently working on his Master's degree at the University of Arkansas.
Favorite Sport: Basketball
Best Sports Memories: Watching Arkansas' basketball national championship in 1994; being at the Georgia Dome when the tornado hit during the 2008 SEC Tournament; countless hours spent at Baum Stadium in the spring.
Favorite Fayetteville Restaurants: Noodles, Penguin Ed's and Mojitos
Education: University of Arkansas
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.