The talent in the in-state class of 2021 is well documented at this point, but there is at least one name that is starting to garner more attention within the group.
Avon, Ind. guard Jayden Brewer hasn’t been one of the headliners in his class, at least not nationally, but that tide could be turning.
Brewer’s activity with IU has picked up substantially in recent weeks.
The 6-foot-5 guard was scheduled to come to Hoosier Hysteria last weekend before a family matter caused a change of plans.
Indiana was able to catch up with the rising suburban Indianapolis prospect earlier this week.
Thanks to Indiana Staff and Toledo Staff for coming yesterday! https://t.co/KR065HuyVQ
— Jayden Brewer (@showtimejbrew) October 11, 2019
“Hearing IU’s history, especially for basketball, and being able to be recruited by them is such an honor and the program is amazing,” Brewer told The Daily Hoosier.
Brewer is rated as the No. 199 player in the country in the class of 2021 by 247Sports.
According to his MaxPreps profile page, Brewer averaged 15.1 points, 5.7 rebounds, 1.5 assists, and 1.1 steals and blocks per game as a sophomore at Avon High School.
The Daily Hoosier watched Brewer on multiple occasions this spring and summer, including the Nike EYBL (Indy Heat U16), IU team camp and The Charlie Hughes Classic.
Brewer is a high level athlete, has elite quickness, and is strong off the bounce.
Listed as a combo guard by most recruiting services, he likely projects more as a point guard at the next level with his pass first instincts. Brewer will likely need to carry more of the scoring burden as an upperclassman at Avon, but his greatest strength on the offensive end appears to be breaking down the defense off the dribble and finding open teammates.
With a long wingspan, Brewer can be a real menace defending out on the perimeter. His intangibles on the defensive end are likely what most intrigues the IU staff right now, but there is plenty of upside on both ends of the floor.
To become a surefire high major prospect, Brewer will need to add muscle to his frame and become more of a threat shooting the ball on the perimeter.
So far Brewer’s offers have been of the mid-major variety as he enters his junior season at Avon. Miami (Ohio) and Evansville have offered Brewer according to his 247Sports profile. High majors such as Purdue and Xavier have also been involved along with Indiana.
Brewer’s older brother will play for Miami (Ohio) this year. Josh Brewer was a senior on the 2017 Ben Davis state championship team.
This video is Brewer with the Indy Heat this spring. He is No. 11
This video is Brewer during his sophomore season at Avon. He is No. 12.
— Jayden Brewer (@showtimejbrew) June 27, 2019
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