Tim Brooks (basketball)

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Tim Brooks
Point guard
Personal information
Born 1971
Louisville, Kentucky
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Listed weight 170 lb (77 kg)
Career information
High school Valley (Louisville, Kentucky)
College Sullivan College (1989–1991)
Chattanooga (1991–1993)
NBA draft 1993 / Undrafted
Career highlights and awards

Timothy "Tim" Brooks (born 1971)[1] is an American former professional basketball player who played for Olimpas Plungė in Lithuania. He is better known, however, for his collegiate career at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (Chattanooga).

After two years of playing junior college basketball, Brooks transferred to Chattanooga in the fall of 1991 to spend his final two years of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) eligibility to play for the Mocs.[2] Brooks established himself as one of the best players to ever suit up for the program.[2] As of 2013, and in only two seasons of competition, he is still tied for second for the most assists (414) in a career while he holds the top single season records for assists (209) and steals (83) in a season.[3] He was a two-time First Team All-Southern Conference (SoCon) selection, and as a senior he was the SoCon Tournament MVP.[2][3] Brooks led the Mocs to their first NCAA Tournament in five years when they earned a berth in 1993.[2] In addition, he was named the SoCon Player of the Year in 1992–93.[2]

The National Basketball Association (NBA) invited him to their NBA Draft Camp after his collegiate career ended although Brooks never made an NBA roster.[2] He did play professionally in Lithuania before retiring from the sport.[1][4] As of February 2008 he lived in Nashville, Tennessee and worked for FedEx as an operations supervisor.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Tim Brooks basketball profile". Eurobasket, Inc. 2013. Retrieved June 14, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Bush, Ron (February 22, 2008). "Brooks was a Do-It-All Point Guard". GoMocs.com. University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Retrieved June 14, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "2012–13 Chattanooga Mocs Men's Basketball Media Guide" (Javascript). Records. ISSUU. 2012. Retrieved June 14, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Mocs in the Pros". GoMocs.com. University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. October 17, 2012. Retrieved June 14, 2013.