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  Sunday, December 5, 2004

Thoughts from Illinois-Arkansas...Brewer shines.
By Jonathan Givony

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Another href=/profile//> Illinois href=/profile//> game href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> TV, href=/profile//> which href=/profile//> means href=/profile//> yet href=/profile//> another href=/profile//> chance href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> get href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> look href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> team href=/profile//> that's href=/profile//> most href=/profile//> likely href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> voted href=/profile//> #1 href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> various href=/profile//> polls href=/profile//> tomorrow. href=/profile//>

They href=/profile//> didn't href=/profile//> look href=/profile//> nearly href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> good href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> they href=/profile//> did href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> Wake, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> they href=/profile//> came href=/profile//> up href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> stops href=/profile//> when href=/profile//> they href=/profile//> needed, href=/profile//> made href=/profile//> less href=/profile//> critical href=/profile//> mistakes href=/profile//> (they href=/profile//> are href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> lot href=/profile//> more href=/profile//> experienced), href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> Deron href=/profile//> Williams href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> carry href=/profile//> them href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> back href=/profile//> towards href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> end href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> finish href=/profile//> off href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> an href=/profile//> ugly, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> effective href=/profile//> road href=/profile//> win. href=/profile//>

Luther href=/profile//> Head href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> Dee href=/profile//> Brown href=/profile//> were href=/profile//> both href=/profile//> looking href=/profile//> pretty href=/profile//> poor href=/profile//> out href=/profile//> there. href=/profile//> Brown href=/profile//> finished href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> 7 href=/profile//> turnovers href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> show href=/profile//> once href=/profile//> again href=/profile//> why href=/profile//> he's href=/profile//> not href=/profile//> even href=/profile//> close href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> being href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> Point href=/profile//> Guard href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> point. href=/profile//> Head href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> having href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> tough href=/profile//> time href=/profile//> shooting href=/profile//> from href=/profile//> outside, href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> still href=/profile//> hasn't href=/profile//> really href=/profile//> shown href=/profile//> me href=/profile//> much href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> these href=/profile//> two href=/profile//> last href=/profile//> games href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> make href=/profile//> me href=/profile//> reconsider href=/profile//> him href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> anything href=/profile//> more href=/profile//> then href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> decent href=/profile//> player href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> recommend href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> Europe.

Deron href=/profile//> Williams href=/profile//> also href=/profile//> didn't href=/profile//> look href=/profile//> great href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> all, href=/profile//> Ronnie href=/profile//> Brewer href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> having href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> way href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> him href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> some href=/profile//> key href=/profile//> stretches, href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> shooting href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> again href=/profile//> inconsistent, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> still href=/profile//> made href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> couple href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> nice href=/profile//> passes href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> came href=/profile//> up href=/profile//> big href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> end href=/profile//> from href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> line href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> seal href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> win href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> Illinois href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> show href=/profile//> exactly href=/profile//> who href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> man href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> team. href=/profile//>

Roger href=/profile//> Powell href=/profile//> continues href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> open href=/profile//> up href=/profile//> eyes href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> plays, href=/profile//> showing href=/profile//> more href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> more href=/profile//> sparks href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> what href=/profile//> we href=/profile//> can href=/profile//> possibly href=/profile//> expect href=/profile//> from href=/profile//> him href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> future href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> Small href=/profile//> Forward. href=/profile//> He href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> easily href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> best href=/profile//> player href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> floor href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> Illinois href=/profile//> tonight, href=/profile//> finishing href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> game href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> 19 href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 11 href=/profile//> rebounds. href=/profile//>

For href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> home href=/profile//> side, href=/profile//> Ronnie href=/profile//> Brewer href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> absolutely href=/profile//> fantastic href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> single-handedly href=/profile//> kept href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> team href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> game href=/profile//> by href=/profile//> doing href=/profile//> it href=/profile//> all, href=/profile//> again href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> again href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> Arkansas. href=/profile//> I href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> personally href=/profile//> starting href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> wonder href=/profile//> if href=/profile//> we href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> overrated href=/profile//> him href=/profile//> initially href=/profile//> by href=/profile//> placing href=/profile//> him href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> #15 href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> our href=/profile//> 2006 href=/profile//> mock href=/profile//> draft href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> calling href=/profile//> him href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> eighth href=/profile//> best href=/profile//> sophomore href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> country href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> our href=/profile//> player href=/profile//> rankings, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> really href=/profile//> came href=/profile//> through, href=/profile//> Not href=/profile//> disappointing href=/profile//> even href=/profile//> one href=/profile//> bit, href=/profile//> showing href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> kind href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> incredible href=/profile//> versatility href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> pure href=/profile//> 6-7 href=/profile//> PG href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> just href=/profile//> can't href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> found href=/profile//> anywhere href=/profile//> else href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> NCAA href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> moment. href=/profile//>

It's href=/profile//> very href=/profile//> noticeable href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> he's href=/profile//> made href=/profile//> some href=/profile//> improvements href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> key href=/profile//> areas href=/profile//> over href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> offseason href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> well. href=/profile//> His href=/profile//> body href=/profile//> has href=/profile//> filled href=/profile//> out href=/profile//> nicely href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> now href=/profile//> possesses href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> kind href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> strength href=/profile//> needed href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> take href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> ball href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> basket href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> finish href=/profile//> strong href=/profile//> using href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> terrific href=/profile//> athleticism. href=/profile//> I'm href=/profile//> imagining href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> least href=/profile//> two href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> dunks href=/profile//> last href=/profile//> night href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> alley-oop href=/profile//> pass href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> Famutimi href=/profile//> were href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> SportsCenter href=/profile//> highlight href=/profile//> reel href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> possibly href=/profile//> their href=/profile//> top href=/profile//> 10 href=/profile//> plays href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> night. href=/profile//> He href=/profile//> looks href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> little href=/profile//> bit href=/profile//> more href=/profile//> mature href=/profile//> compared href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> last href=/profile//> year href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> well, href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> very href=/profile//> patient href=/profile//> running href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> offense, href=/profile//> not href=/profile//> being href=/profile//> selfish href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> all href=/profile//> considering href=/profile//> how href=/profile//> much href=/profile//> more href=/profile//> talented href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> then href=/profile//> anyone href=/profile//> else href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> team. href=/profile//>

So href=/profile//> what href=/profile//> kind href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> player href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> Ronnie href=/profile//> Brewer href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> moment? href=/profile//> Mismatch href=/profile//> would href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> best href=/profile//> word href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> describe href=/profile//> him, href=/profile//> really. href=/profile//> He href=/profile//> combines href=/profile//> incredible href=/profile//> ball-handling href=/profile//> skills href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> 6-7 href=/profile//> frame href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> lethal href=/profile//> first href=/profile//> step href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> some href=/profile//> ridiculous href=/profile//> hops href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> get href=/profile//> into href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> lane href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> finish href=/profile//> almost href=/profile//> whenever href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> pleases. href=/profile//> He's href=/profile//> smart, href=/profile//> fluid href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> crafty href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> can href=/profile//> score href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> variety href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> ways. href=/profile//>

Despite href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> fact href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> looks href=/profile//> like href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> star href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> making href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> doesn't href=/profile//> play href=/profile//> like href=/profile//> one href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> all, href=/profile//> he'll href=/profile//> dive href=/profile//> right href=/profile//> into href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> third href=/profile//> row href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> save href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> loose href=/profile//> ball href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> you href=/profile//> if href=/profile//> needed, href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> appears href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> great href=/profile//> teammate href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> leader href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> well href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> off href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> floor. href=/profile//> His href=/profile//> hands href=/profile//> are href=/profile//> outstanding href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> along href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> above href=/profile//> average href=/profile//> wingspan href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> good href=/profile//> attitude href=/profile//> will href=/profile//> make href=/profile//> him href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> capable href=/profile//> defender href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> time href=/profile//> (right href=/profile//> now href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> definitely href=/profile//> below href=/profile//> average, href=/profile//> although href=/profile//> not href=/profile//> because href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> lack href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> effort, href=/profile//> he's href=/profile//> extremely href=/profile//> active href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> loves href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> hustle). href=/profile//>

His href=/profile//> court href=/profile//> vision href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> superb href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> size, href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> really href=/profile//> knows href=/profile//> how href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> feed href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> post href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> usually href=/profile//> puts href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> ball href=/profile//> exactly href=/profile//> where href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> teammates href=/profile//> want href=/profile//> it, href=/profile//> although href=/profile//> he's href=/profile//> not href=/profile//> playing href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> point href=/profile//> full href=/profile//> time href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> that's href=/profile//> somewhat href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> shame href=/profile//> (especially href=/profile//> considering href=/profile//> how href=/profile//> bad href=/profile//> Arkansas' href=/profile//> other href=/profile//> PG href=/profile//> is).

His href=/profile//> biggest href=/profile//> weakness, href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> it's href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> huge href=/profile//> one, href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> shooting href=/profile//> stroke. href=/profile//> It href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> absolutely href=/profile//> abysmal, href=/profile//> just href=/profile//> ridiculously href=/profile//> ugly href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> point href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> it's href=/profile//> hard href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> even href=/profile//> watch href=/profile//> him href=/profile//> shoot href=/profile//> free href=/profile//> throws href=/profile//> (he href=/profile//> went href=/profile//> 1-7 href=/profile//> from href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> line href=/profile//> last href=/profile//> night) href=/profile//> without href=/profile//> cringing. href=/profile//> The href=/profile//> sad href=/profile//> thing href=/profile//> is, href=/profile//> it's href=/profile//> not href=/profile//> even href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> fault. href=/profile//> He href=/profile//> broke href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> arm href=/profile//> when href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> kid href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> pretty href=/profile//> gruesome href=/profile//> accident href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> can't href=/profile//> fully href=/profile//> extend href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> right href=/profile//> elbow href=/profile//> now. href=/profile//> Because href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> whole href=/profile//> shooting href=/profile//> stroke href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> messed href=/profile//> up, href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> elbow href=/profile//> flies href=/profile//> all href=/profile//> over href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> place. href=/profile//> The href=/profile//> Razorbacks href=/profile//> were href=/profile//> talking href=/profile//> about href=/profile//> fixing href=/profile//> it href=/profile//> last href=/profile//> summer href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> surgery, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> obviously href=/profile//> never href=/profile//> materialized. href=/profile//> Is href=/profile//> there href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> possibility href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> fix href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> future? href=/profile//> Don't href=/profile//> ask href=/profile//> me. href=/profile//> He href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> actually href=/profile//> shooting href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> decent href=/profile//> clip href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> season, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> it's href=/profile//> not href=/profile//> going href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> same href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> pros, href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> draft href=/profile//> potential href=/profile//> suffers href=/profile//> because href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> that.

Another href=/profile//> two href=/profile//> years href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> college href=/profile//> seems href=/profile//> about href=/profile//> right href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> him, href=/profile//> he's href=/profile//> still href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> bit href=/profile//> raw, href=/profile//> not href=/profile//> quite href=/profile//> knowing href=/profile//> how href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> exploit href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> wonderful href=/profile//> tools href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> possesses, href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> could href=/profile//> definitely href=/profile//> use href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> experience href=/profile//> he'll href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> obtaining href=/profile//> these href=/profile//> next href=/profile//> two href=/profile//> or href=/profile//> three href=/profile//> seasons href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> SEC. href=/profile//> Definitely href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> guy href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> look href=/profile//> out href=/profile//> for, href=/profile//> though. href=/profile//> He's href=/profile//> really href=/profile//> fun href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> watch href=/profile//> too.

 
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