Jeff Brooks (basketball)

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Jeff Brooks
Brooks playing for Avtodor Saratov
No. 23 – Unicaja
Position Small forward / Power forward
League Liga ACB
Personal information
Born (1989-06-12) June 12, 1989 (age 28)
Louisville, Kentucky
Nationality American / Italian
Listed height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight 215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school Doss (Louisville, Kentucky)
College Penn State (2007–2011)
NBA draft 2011 / Undrafted
Playing career 2011–present
Career history
2011–2012 Aurora Jesi
2012–2013 Cantù
2013–2014 Juvecaserta
2014–2015 Dinamo Sassari
2015–2016 Avtodor Saratov
2016–present Unicaja
Career highlights and awards

Jeff Brooks (born June 12, 1989) is an American professional basketball player for Unicaja of the Liga ACB. He holds dual citizenship between the United States and Italy.

College career[edit]

After playing high school basketball at Doss High School, in Louisville, Kentucky, Brooks played 4 seasons of college basketball at the Pennsylvania State University, with the Penn State Nittany Lions.[1]

Professional career[edit]

On July 20, 2011, he signed with Aurora Basket Jesi of the Italian Legadue Basket for the 2011–12 season.[2]

On July 31, 2012, he signed with Pallacanestro Cantù for the 2012–13 season.[3] With Cantù he won the Italian Supercup and played in the 2012–13 Euroleague.

On August 9, 2013, he signed with Juvecaserta Basket for the 2013–14 season.[4] He was selected to play at the 2014 Serie A All-Star game.[5]

On June 13, 2014, he signed a one-year deal with Dinamo Sassari.[6] With Sassari he won the Italian Serie A and the Italian Cup in 2015.

On July 17, 2015, he signed a two-year deal with Avtodor Saratov.[7] After one season he left Saratov and signed a one-year deal with Spanish club Unicaja.[8] In the 2016–17 season, Brooks won the EuroCup with Unicaja after beating Valencia BC in the Finals.[9]

Brooks merried an Italian girl and now holds the Italian passport.[10]


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