Jeff Brooks (basketball)

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Jeff Brooks
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Brooks playing for Avtodor Saratov
No. 32 – Olimpia Milano
PositionSmall forward / Power forward
LeagueLBA
EuroLeague
Personal information
Born (1989-06-12) June 12, 1989 (age 29)
Louisville, Kentucky
NationalityAmerican/Italian
Listed height6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High schoolDoss (Louisville, Kentucky)
CollegePenn State (2007–2011)
NBA draft2011 / Undrafted
Playing career2011–present
Career history
2011–2012Aurora Jesi
2012–2013Cantù
2013–2014Juvecaserta
2014–2015Dinamo Sassari
2015–2016Avtodor Saratov
2016–2018Unicaja
2018–presentOlimpia Milano
Career highlights and awards

Jeff Brooks (born June 12, 1989) is an American-Italian professional basketball player for Olimpia Milano of the Lega Basket Serie A (LBA) and the EuroLeague. He also represents the Italian national team.[1]

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.[2]

Professional career[edit]

On July 20, 2011, he signed with Aurora Basket Jesi of the Italian Legadue Basket for the 2011–12 season.[3]

On July 31, 2012, he signed with Pallacanestro Cantù for the 2012–13 season.[4] 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.[5] He was selected to play at the 2014 Serie A All-Star game.[6]

On June 13, 2014, he signed a one-year deal with Dinamo Sassari.[7] 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.[8] After one season he left Saratov and signed a one-year deal with Spanish club Unicaja.[9] In the 2016–17 season, Brooks won the EuroCup with Unicaja after beating Valencia BC in the Finals.[10]

On June 25, 2018, Brooks signed a two-year deal with Italian club Olimpia Milano.[11][12]

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  PIR  Performance Index Rating
 Bold  Career high

Note: The EuroLeague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season. He also played in domestic competition, and regional competition if applicable.

EuroLeague[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2012–13 Cantù 10 3 23.5 .367 .100 .556 4.9 1.3 .6 .0 8.3 9.2
2014–15 Sassari 8 8 29.1 .528 .471 .769 5.0 1.3 2.0 .6 9.3 13.0
2017–18 Unicaja 26 23 22.9 .500 .395 .780 4.3 1.0 .6 .4 8.8 9.8
Career 44 34 24.2 .513 .371 .722 4.6 1.1 .9 .3 8.8 10.3

Personal life[edit]

Brooks is married to an Italian woman and they have a son.[13]

On September 6, 2018, Brooks became officially Italian. He got the Italian passport and he was registered to FIBA for the upcoming 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup qualification against Poland and Hungary.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Italia: si aggregano oggi Amedeo Della Valle e Jeff Brooks" [Italy: Amedeo Della Valle and Jeff Brooks will join the team today] (in Italian). Sportando.basketball. 9 September 2018. Retrieved 9 September 2018.
  2. ^ Penn State Bio
  3. ^ Aurora Basket Jesi lands rookie Jeff Brooks
  4. ^ Cantu tabs forward Brooks
  5. ^ Juve Caserta announce Jeff Brooks
  6. ^ Roster for All-Star Game Italia named
  7. ^ Dinamo Sassari announces Jeff Brooks
  8. ^ Avtodor inks versatile forward Brooks
  9. ^ Jeff Brooks joins Unicaja Malaga
  10. ^ "7DAYS EuroCup Finals, Game 3: Unicaja Malaga is the champion!". Eurocupbasketball.com. 5 April 2017. Retrieved 6 April 2017.
  11. ^ "Olimpia Milano officially signs Jeff Brooks". Sportando. 25 June 2018. Retrieved 25 June 2018.
  12. ^ "Olimpia Milano officially signs Jeff Brooks". EuroLeague.net. 25 June 2018. Retrieved 25 June 2018.
  13. ^ Saraceno, Alessandro (April 10, 2018). "Esclusiva BU, Jeff Brooks: "Vorrei giocare per l'Italia! Sassari? Sarei voluto restare ma…"". BasketUniverso (in Italian). Retrieved April 11, 2018.
  14. ^ "Jeff Brooks officially gets Italian passport, will join Italy's NT training camp Sunday". Sportando.basketball. September 6, 2018. Retrieved September 6, 2018.

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