Dillon Brooks

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Dillon Brooks
Dillon Brooks (cropped).jpg
Brooks with Oregon in 2015
No. 24 – Memphis Grizzlies
PositionShooting guard / Small forward
LeagueNBA
Personal information
Born (1996-01-22) January 22, 1996 (age 25)
Mississauga, Ontario
NationalityCanadian
Listed height6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High school
CollegeOregon (2014–2017)
NBA draft2017 / Round: 2 / Pick: 45th overall
Selected by the Houston Rockets
Playing career2017–present
Career history
2017–presentMemphis Grizzlies
Career highlights and awards
Stats Edit this at Wikidata at NBA.com
Stats Edit this at Wikidata at Basketball-Reference.com

Dillon Brooks (born January 22, 1996) is a Canadian professional basketball player for the Memphis Grizzlies of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Oregon Ducks, where he was named a consensus second-team All-American and earned conference player of the year honours in the Pac-12 in 2017. He is a member of the Canada national team.

College career[edit]

Brooks, a small forward from Mississauga, Ontario, came to Oregon after playing at Findlay Prep in Henderson, Nevada. As a freshman, he averaged 11.5 points per game and was named to the Pac-12 Conference all-freshman team.[1] As a sophomore, Brooks led the Ducks to the Pac-12 Conference regular season title and a top ten national ranking. At the close of the season, he was named first-team All-Pac-12[2] and a third-team All-American by the Sporting News. He was also named the District IX player of the year by the United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA).[3] Brooks averaged 16.7 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 3.1 assists per game.[4]

After the conclusion of the 2015–16 season, Brooks said he would remain with Oregon for a third season.[5] He suffered a foot injury in the summer of 2016 and did not play in Oregon's offseason trip to Spain.[4] On November 7, 2016, Brooks was named to the Associated Press' preseason All-America team.[6] During his three seasons of college career Brooks averaged 14.8 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.6 assists in 28.9 minutes per game.[7]

Shortly after the 2016–17 season, he declared himself eligible for the 2017 NBA draft and hired an agent, ending his college career.[8]

Professional career[edit]

Memphis Grizzlies (2017–present)[edit]

Brooks was drafted by the Houston Rockets with the 45th pick in the 2017 NBA draft and then was immediately traded to the Memphis Grizzlies.[9] On July 21, 2017, the Grizzlies signed Brooks to a three-year, $3,812,377 rookie deal.[10] On October 18, 2017, during the Grizzlies' season opener, Brooks scored 19 points, the most points scored by a Canadian-born player in an NBA debut.[11]

On April 11, 2018, Brooks scored a career-high 36 points along with seven rebounds, one assist, and two steals in a 137–123 loss against the Oklahoma City Thunder.[12]

On January 5, 2019, Brooks suffered from a ruptured ligament in his right big toe[13] and underwent a successful surgery to repair it on January 11, 2019. Brooks missed the remainder of the 2018–19 season.[14]

Brooks began the 2019-20 season as the Grizzlies' starting shooting guard. After averaging 16.1 points per game over the first half of the season, on February 5, 2020, he signed a three-year, $35 million extension with the Grizzlies.[15]

On February 28, 2020, Brooks scored a season-high 32 points, along with getting two rebounds, one assist and one block in a 104–101 loss against the Sacramento Kings.[16]

Career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

NBA[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2017–18 Memphis 82 74 28.7 .440 .356 .747 3.1 1.6 .9 .2 11.0
2018–19 Memphis 18 0 18.3 .402 .375 .733 1.7 .9 .6 .2 7.5
2019–20 Memphis 73 73 28.9 .407 .358 .808 3.3 2.1 .9 .4 16.2
Career 173 147 27.7 .420 .358 .777 3.1 1.7 .8 .3 12.8

College[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2014–15 Oregon 36 33 28.3 .456 .337 .825 4.9 1.8 .5 .6 11.5
2015–16 Oregon 38 38 32.8 .470 .338 .806 5.4 3.1 1.1 .4 16.7
2016–17 Oregon 35 27 25.3 .488 .401 .754 3.2 2.7 1.1 .5 16.1
Career 109 98 28.9 .472 .362 .794 4.6 2.6 .9 .5 14.8

National team career[edit]

Brooks played for the Canadian national team in the 2015 Pan American Games, where the team won the silver medal.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Denomme, Ian (July 25, 2016). "Canada settles for silver in basketball at Pan Am Games, but future looks bright". Yahoo.com. Retrieved March 12, 2016.
  2. ^ Alger, Tyson (March 7, 2016). "Dillon Brooks and Elgin Cook earn 1st-team all-Pac-12 honors". OregonLive.com. Retrieved March 12, 2016.
  3. ^ Alger, Tyson (March 8, 2016). "Dana Altman and Dillon Brooks win U.S. Basketball Writers Association awards". OregonLive.com. Retrieved March 12, 2016.
  4. ^ a b Medcalf, Myron (October 4, 2016). "With a healthy Dillon Brooks, Oregon can crash party and win it all". ESPN. Retrieved October 11, 2016.
  5. ^ Prehm, Matt (March 26, 2016). "Dillon Brooks Addresses NBA Decision". 247 Sports. Retrieved March 27, 2016.
  6. ^ "Duke's Allen leads AP preseason All-America team". Foxsports.com. November 2, 2016. Retrieved November 12, 2016.
  7. ^ "Dillon Brooks Stats | Basketball-Reference.com". Basketball-Reference.com. Retrieved December 4, 2018.
  8. ^ Greif, Andrew (April 12, 2017). "Dillon Brooks' Oregon career is over as he declares for NBA draft, hires agent". The Oregonian. Retrieved May 1, 2017.
  9. ^ "Canadian Dillon Brooks selected 45th overall, traded to Grizzlies". Sportsnet. June 22, 2017. Retrieved June 23, 2017.
  10. ^ Manrique, Bruno (July 21, 2017). "Breaking: Grizzlies sign Oregon product Dillon Brooks to 3-year rookie deal". clutchpoints.com. Retrieved July 22, 2017.
  11. ^ "Dillon Brooks sets Canadian record with 19 points in NBA debut". Sportsnet.ca. Retrieved October 19, 2017.
  12. ^ "Grizzlies' Dillon Brooks:Scores career-high 36 points in Wednesday's loss". CBS Sports. April 12, 2018. Retrieved March 2, 2020.
  13. ^ "Dillon Brooks medical update". NBA.com. January 9, 2019. Retrieved January 9, 2019.
  14. ^ https://www.espn.com/nba/player/_/id/3155526/dillon-brooks
  15. ^ "Memphis Grizzlies sign Dillon Brooks to multi-year contract extension". Memphis Grizzlies. Retrieved February 6, 2020.
  16. ^ "Grizzlies' Dillon Brooks: Scores season-high 32 points". CBS Sports. February 29, 2020. Retrieved March 2, 2020.

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