Ronnie Brewer was a standout athlete at Woodland Junior High School and Fayetteville High School. While in junior high, Ronnie played both football and basketball. After entering high school, Ronnie made the decision to concentrate on basketball. He was named to the All-Conference and All –Statein high school for three years. Ronnie was Arkansas Mr. Basketball in 2003, and was named to the Parade All-American team.
After being recruited by various colleges , Ronnie chose to stay true to home and attend the University of Arkansas on an athletic scholarship. Ronnie played for the Razorbacks from 2003-2006. While at the U of A, Ronnie averaged 18.4 points, 4.8 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 2.6 steals, and 0.5 blocks. He also shot 75% from the free-throw line. After college graduation, Ronnie spent the next seven years playing professional basketball. In 2006, Ronnie was drafted in the first round as the 14th overall pick by the Utah Jazz. In 2010, Ronnie joined the Memphis Grizzlies and then made his way to the Chicago Bulls until 2012. From Chicago, Ronnie joined the New York Knicks. He joined the Houston Rockets in 2013 and then returned to the Chicago Bulls in 2014.
Ronnie has touched many lives during his career. Since entering the NBA, he dedicated himself to making a difference in each of the communities where he resided. While playing professional basketball, Ronnie supported the Salt Lake City, Chicago, and the New York City areas. He also continued to dedicate resources to his hometown of Fayetteville. He established the Ronnie Brewer Foundation and is able to bless families with a holiday meal during Thanksgiving and Christmas. Ronnie’s foundation raised money to help build a new gymnasium and life center for the Fayetteville Boys and Girls Club. He is the host of an event that helps fund scholarships for high school students to attend college.
Ronnie was motivated to start his foundation because he found it important to give back to the community in the same way he felt supported while he was growing up.