Former EFSC Titan Kareem Brewton Hits Game Winning Buzzer Beater for Memphis in AAC Tournament

By  //  March 10, 2018

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ORLANDO, FLORIDA – Former Eastern Florida State College basketball standout Kareen Brewton Jr. has made quite a name for himself since transferring to play basketball for the Memphis Tigers.

Brewton continued to build on his name-making as he hit a game-winning three-point buzzer beater on Friday to lift his Tigers to a dramatic 67-64 win over Tulsa in the second round of the American Athletic Conference Basketball Tournament.

Brewton’s game-winner propelled Memphis to the AAC Semifinals on Saturday where the No.5 seeded Tigers will face top seed Cincinnati at noon.

The Bearcats, who received a first-round bye, advanced with a 61-51 win over SMU earlier on Friday. The Tigers opened play in the tournament with a 79-77 first-round victory Thursday over USF.

Brewton was instrumental in the Tigers success this past season as he averaged 9.1 points, two assists and two rebounds in 33 games for Memphis. In two years for head coach Jeremy Shulman Brewton helped lead the Titans to the NJCAA National Championship game and was a scoring machine.

During his sophomore season at EFSC, Brewton was named a First Team All-American by the National Junior College Athletic Association and was named Southern Conference Player of the Year.

He scored 718 points, the third-most in NJCAA Division I  and averaged nearly 20 points per game (19.9 points) while hauling 5.1 rebounds, and dishing out 159 assists

His 275 made field goals were second-most in the country, and his 155 free throws were 11th.

As a freshman, he was named First Team All-Southern Conference and scored in double-figures 24 times during the season.

Space Coast Daily and the Friday Night Locker Room’s Steve Wilson is on hand covering the AAC Tournament and met with talked to Kareem this week. 

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Brewton and Kyvon Davenport led the Tigers with 15 points apiece, Mike Parks Jr., scored 14 – 10 in the second half – and Jamal Johnson finished with 12.  Raynere Thornton came off the bench to lead the team with 11 rebounds.

The games are being played at the Amway Center in Orlando so it’s a good chance to see a former Titan in action.

His game-winner was no surprise to his former coach, Jeremy Shulman.

“We are so proud of Kareem. What an unbelievable play made by an unbelievable player,” said Shulman. “Kareem is a flat-out winner and making plays this doesn’t surprise me at all.”

During his sophomore season at EFSC, Brewton was named a First Team All-American by the National Junior College Athletic Association and was named Southern Conference Player of the Year.

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