Bucs land a second Brewer, one of top available transfers

Joe Avento • Updated Mar 22, 2020 at 6:35 PM

The idea of playing alongside his brother was apparently too good of a deal to pass up for Ty Brewer.

Brewer, a 6-foot-7 forward who was considered one of the best transfer players in the country, will play basketball for East Tennessee State. He reportedly committed to the Bucs over the weekend, according to several Twitter reports.

Brewer played the last two years at Southeastern Louisiana, where he averaged 14.9 points and 7.7 rebounds a game as a sophomore. He also led the team in steals and blocked shots this season.

He’ll be joining his brother Ledarrius Brewer on the Bucs’ roster. Ledarrius had transferred from Southeast Missouri State last year and sat out this season.

Ty Brewer reportedly had interest from Arkansas, Ole Miss, Texas A&M, DePaul and Xavier. He will have two years of eligibility remaining once he gets to play for the Bucs. He would have to sit out a year due to NCAA transfer rules, but there is a movement afloat to change the rules to allow a one-time transfer without having to sit out. That could help him play immediately.

The NCAA might also take into consideration that he’s transferring to play with his brother and grant him a waiver to play right away.

College basketball analyst Jeff Goodman tweeted “East Tennessee State has landed one of the top transfers on the market.”

The two Brewers will give the Bucs some added punch to a team that went 30-4 and won the Southern Conference tournament. ETSU is losing five seniors from that team.

Ledarrius Brewer, a 6-foot-5 wing, averaged almost 14 points a game in two years at Southeast Missouri State while making 118 shots from 3-point range. He was on the Ohio Valley Conference’s all-freshman team.

Ty Brewer would join Paul Smith, a 6-fooot-8 power forward from DeMatha Catholic, in ETSU’s recruiting class. That leaves ETSU coach Steve Forbes with three scholarships to fill for next season.

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