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Brewer, Blake added to Arkansas staff

by Richard Davenport | July 21, 2021 at 9:47 a.m.
Former Fayetteville, Arkansas and NBA guard Ronnie Brewer coaches from the bench Friday on April 12, 2019, during play at Fayetteville High School.

Former University of Arkansas great Ronnie Brewer has joined the Razorbacks' basketball staff in a recruiting capacity, Coach Eric Musselman announced Tuesday.

Brewer, who will serve as a recruiting coordinator, has been an assistant boys coach at Fayetteville High School and the coach of the 16-under Woodz Elite team. He is replacing Pat Ackerman, who said he is moving on from coaching and will move back to his native Michigan with his wife, Victoria.

Brewer declared for the 2006 NBA Draft after his junior season with the Razorbacks and was a first-round pick of he Utah Jazz. Brewer also played for Chicago, New York, Houston, Oklahoma City and Memphis.

Brewer was named Mr. Basketball in Arkansas as a senior in 2003 after averaging 25 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists per game. He was a two-time All-SEC selection at Arkansas.

His father, Ron Brewer, played under Hall of Fame coach Eddie Sutton.

The Razorbacks have also hired Jon Blake, a Springdale native and Arkansas alumnus, as an assistant director for basketball operations. He was most recently the associate director of football operations at Southern Cal.

Blake also served in the video operations department for Razorbacks football in 2014 and was a graduate assistant in football operations at Arkansas from 2016-18.

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