Eastern Florida State’s Kareem Brewton Playing In All-American JUCO Elite 80
By Michael Parsons, Eastern Florida State Sports // July 15, 2016
Brewton averaged 14 points per game in 2015-16
ABOVE VIDEO: Kareem Brewton highlights from his freshman 2015-16 season (EFSC Sports)
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – During the week, Kareem Brewton is running up and down the Titan Field House gym floor but things get busy once the weekend hits.
The Eastern Florida State College guard is one of the top Junior College basketball players in the country entering his sophomore season with the Titans, which has led to invitations to play in showcase events all over the country.
Last weekend the Snellville, Ga. native was in Overland Park, Kansas where he led a team from Florida to the championship in the Mullen Sports Junior College Top 100 Camp. Brewton averaged more than 10 points in each of the three games and led the team with 16 in the championship game.
“The best players go there, so I wanted to go there. When I got the invite, I knew I had to make sure I went,” Brewton said.
“We had such a good team, we came together really fast so I knew we would be good real early on. I just felt good in that championship game, finally got used to the new Adidas ball. I was just playing hard and driving to the basket.”
This weekend he is off to his home state as he will participate in the All-American JUCO Showcase Elite 80 East in Atlanta, Ga. Teammates Austin Awad and Joan Duran will also attend the camp this weekend.
“It’s great, but at the same time you are a bit star struck because they are watching you. Watching just like your parents do, but you know they hold your future in their hands,” said Brewton.
Brewton said it reminds him of when he was 15 and playing for one of the top AAU teams in Georgia.
“I got used to seeing it back then, I just love it though.”
As a freshman for the Titans, Brewton averaged 14 points per game and is working on becoming a better all-around player in his sophomore season.
“I have learned from my teammates. B.J. (Gladden, who is now at Georgia Southern) rebounded a lot and I have been working on trying to get as many rebounds as I can and C.J. (Jackson, who is now at Ohio State) is a smart player, so I try to just be smart out there as well,” Brewton said.
He also has been working on his 3-point shot after shooting 33 percent from 3-point range last season.
“I am working on a lot. I feel like I am getting better with my decision making because I have been playing with some older players, I feel like I am getting better,” Brewton said.
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