Brewer to play at UCLA after leaving Tennessee

Forward Alyssia Brewer, who left Tennessee after three seasons,

has signed a letter of intent to register at UCLA and has begun

taking classes.

New women’s coach Cori Close said Wednesday that Brewer will

redshirt this season, then play for the Bruins in 2012-13.

Brewer left the Tennessee team in September, although neither

she nor coach Pat Summitt said why. The 6-foot-3 senior averaged

6.9 points, 4.6 rebounds and 0.9 blocks during her career with the

Lady Vols.

Brewer tore her Achilles tendon before the start of last season

but averaged 2.9 points, 2.6 rebounds and 10 minutes and made seven

starts in 20 games after returning.

The Oklahoma native says she has family in Southern California,

where she played two years of club basketball.