De'Mon Brooks

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De'Mon Brooks
Hapoel Gilboa Galil
Position Forward
League Israeli Basketball Premier League
Balkan League
Israeli Basketball State Cup
Personal information
Born (1992-05-28) May 28, 1992 (age 22)
Charlotte, North Carolina
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight 230 lb (104 kg)
Career information
High school Hopewell (Huntersville, North Carolina)
College Davidson (2010–2014)
NBA draft 2014 / Undrafted
Pro career 2014–present
Career history
2014–2015 Azzurro Napoli
2015–present Hapoel Gilboa Galil
Career highlights and awards

De'Mon Brooks (born May 28, 1992) is an American basketball player who plays for Hapoel Gilboa Galil of the Israeli Basketball Premier League. He completed his college career at Davidson College after the 2013–14 season. In the 2011–12 NCAA Division I men's basketball season, he was named Southern Conference player of the year and an All-American by the Associated Press.

High school career[edit]

Brooks, a 6'7" forward born in the U. S. state of Georgia, played high school basketball at Hopewell High School in Huntersville, North Carolina. As a senior he averaged 20 points and 10.2 rebounds per game for his school.[1]

College career[edit]

He committed to coach Bob McKillop at Davidson and started his college career in the 2010–11 season. That year, he averaged 9.0 points and 5.1 rebounds per game and was named a freshman All-American by Collegeinsider.com. As a sophomore, Brooks increased his output to 15.7 points and 6.2 rebounds and led the team to regular season and tournament championships in the Southern Conference.[1]

In the 2012 Southern Conference tournament, Brooks scored 19 points in the Wildcats' double overtime championship game win and was named tournament MVP.[2] At the conclusion of the season, Brooks was named Southern Conference Player of the Year by the league's coaches (his teammate, Jake Cohen won the same award from the league's media - the first time two players from the same school split the honor).[3] He was also named an honorable mention by the Associated Press.[4]

Brooks returned to Davidson for his junior year in 2012–13 and was named the preseason conference player of the year.[5] In four season with the Wildcats, Brooks appeared in 125 games averaging 14.2 points per game and 6.1 rebounds per game.[6]

Professional career[edit]

On July 2, 2014, Brooks was named to the Charlotte Hornets summer league team. On July 11 he signed with Azzurro Napoli in Italy.[7]

On February 11, 2015, he signed with Hapoel Gilboa Galil of the Israeli Basketball Premier League.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "De'Mon Brooks Davidson profile". Davidson Wildcats. Retrieved April 7, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Davidson outlasts W. Carolina in 2 OTs to win Southern Conference championship". ESPN. March 5, 2012. Retrieved November 13, 2012. 
  3. ^ Gignac, Mark (February 29, 2012). "Cohen Named SoCon Player of the Year in Media Vote". Davidson Wildcats. Retrieved November 13, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Brooks Earns All-America Honorable Mention Honors". Southern Conference. March 27, 2012. Retrieved November 13, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Davidson and Brooks top SoCon preseason polls". Davidsonnews.net. October 25, 2012. Retrieved November 13, 2012. 
  6. ^ "De'Mon Brooks Carrer Statistics". NCAA. Retrieved April 7, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Colpi di Mercato: arriva De'Mon Brooks" (in Italian). Azzurro Napoli. July 11, 2014. Retrieved July 12, 2014. 
  8. ^ De'Mon Brooks tweets he has signed with Gilboa/Galil

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