MarShon Brooks

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MarShon Brooks
MarShon Brooks cropped.jpg
Brooks with the Brooklyn Nets
No. 6 – Guangdong Southern Tigers
PositionShooting guard / Small forward
LeagueChinese Basketball Association
Personal information
Born (1989-01-26) January 26, 1989 (age 30)
Long Branch, New Jersey
Listed height6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High schoolTucker (Tucker, Georgia)
CollegeProvidence (2007–2011)
NBA draft2011 / Round: 1 / Pick: 25th overall
Selected by the Boston Celtics
Playing career2011–present
Career history
20112013New Jersey / Brooklyn Nets
2013–2014Boston Celtics
2014Maine Red Claws
2014Golden State Warriors
2014Santa Cruz Warriors
2014Los Angeles Lakers
2014–2015Olimpia Milano
2015–2018Jiangsu Dragons
20182019Memphis Grizzlies
2019–presentGuangdong Southern Tigers
Career highlights and awards
Stats at

MarShon Scitif Brooks (born January 26, 1989) is an American professional basketball player for the Guangdong Southern Tigers of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA). Standing at 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m), he plays at shooting guard and small forward positions. Originally drafted by the Boston Celtics with the 25th pick in the 2011 NBA draft, he was immediately traded to the New Jersey Nets.

Early life[edit]

Brooks was born in Long Branch, New Jersey and lived there until he was six years old, when his family moved to Stone Mountain, Georgia. He attended Tucker High School.[1] Considered a three-star recruit by, Brooks was listed as the No. 126 shooting guard and the No. 521 player in the nation in 2007.[2]

College career[edit]

Brooks played collegiate basketball in the Big East Conference for the Providence Friars. Brooks saw little playing time his freshman (2007–08) and sophomore (2008–09) seasons.

Brooks began to become a major contributor for the Friars in his junior season (2009–10). He averaged 14.2 points a game, shooting 46.7% from the field. Brooks posted 20 points or more in several games, including a 24-point game on 8-of-10 shooting against Vermont on November 24, 2009, a game in which he also picked up five steals. He recorded 25 points and five rebounds on January 23, 2010 against South Florida.

As a senior in 2010–11, Brooks averaged 24.6 points per game, first in the Big East. Besides leading his team in scoring and rebounding, he was second in Division I in scoring. He was named to the 30-player national midseason watchlist and was one of 20 national finalists for the 2011 John R. Wooden Award.

On February 23, 2011, Brooks scored 52 points against Notre Dame, tying the school record held by Marvin Barnes, and breaking the Big East record of 48 points in a game. He scored 35 points in the second half alone, 15 of them in the final 2:57, leading a comeback that would fall short as Notre Dame picked up the win, 94–93. Brooks scored his final points on a 3-point shot with two seconds remaining, leaving the Friars down a point. He hit 20-of-28 shots on the night. Fellow Friar Eric Murdock held the previous record of 48, set against Pittsburgh in 1991. It was also Brooks' second 40-point game of the season; he had 43 in a loss at Georgetown on February 5, 2011. He became only the third player in Providence history with two 40-point games in a season.

On March 5, 2011, Brooks scored 28 points in a regular season-ending win over Rutgers, giving him 468 points on the Big East regular season. That broke the previous single-season conference mark of 462 points set by Connecticut's Donyell Marshall in 1994.

Brooks finished his college career with 1,629 points, ninth all-time for Providence. On March 28, 2011, he was named a third-team Associated Press All-American. He was picked to the Fourth Team All-America by Fox Sports.[3]

Brooks left Providence College with two months left in his senior year to focus on preparing for the 2011 NBA draft. Brooks left school two classes short of obtaining his degree.[4] His professional debut was delayed by the 2011 NBA lockout, so he took the time to return to Providence College to continue work on his degree and also work out with the Friars men's basketball team.[5]

Professional career[edit]

New Jersey/Brooklyn Nets (2011–2013)[edit]

Brooks was drafted by the Boston Celtics with the 25th pick in the 2011 NBA draft, but the Celtics immediately traded Brooks to the New Jersey Nets for the Nets' 27th overall pick in the draft (JaJuan Johnson) and a second round pick in the 2014 NBA draft. On February 8, 2012, Brooks was selected to participate in the 2012 BBVA Rising Stars Challenge. He was drafted by Team Chuck. On May 14, 2012 the NBA announced that Brooks finished 10th in the Rookie of the Year voting with 4 total points. The winner was Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving.[6] A few days later the NBA announced that Brooks had been named to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team. In 56 games Brooks averaged 12.6 points (3rd among rookies), 3.6 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 0.93 steals.[7]

On November 9, 2012, Brooks sprained his left ankle during the team's morning shootaround.[8] Brooks would miss two games. In the beginning of the 2012–13 season, Brooks saw decreased playing time from Nets head coach Avery Johnson. Brooks admitted to having "confidence issues" early in the year. When P.J. Carlesimo became the team's coach, he gave Brooks more minutes. When Brooks was asked about Carlesimo he said, "I've got a lot more confidence. That's helped my game a lot."[9]

On April 3, 2013, in place of the injured Joe Johnson against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Brooks scored a career-high in 27 points on 12-of-16 shooting in a 113-95 win.[10]

Boston Celtics (2013–2014)[edit]

Brooks was traded to the Boston Celtics on July 12, 2013 along with Keith Bogans, Kris Humphries, Gerald Wallace, Kris Joseph and three first round picks in a blockbuster deal that sent Celtics stars Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Jason Terry as well as prospect D.J. White to the Nets.[11] He was one of two players traded to the team that originally drafted them: Brooks was drafted by Boston in 2011 and Kris Joseph was drafted by Boston in the 2012 NBA draft.

On January 1, 2014, he was assigned to the Maine Red Claws.[12] On January 9, he was recalled by the Celtics.[13]

Golden State Warriors (2014)[edit]

On January 15, 2014, a three-team trade was completed involving the Boston Celtics, the Golden State Warriors, and the Miami Heat. The Celtics sent Brooks and Jordan Crawford to the Warriors. In exchange, the Celtics received Joel Anthony, a protected future draft pick Philadelphia sent to Miami in an earlier trade, and a 2016 second-round draft pick from the Heat. The Heat also received Toney Douglas from the Warriors as part of the deal.[14]

On February 1, 2014, he was assigned to the Santa Cruz Warriors.[15] He was recalled the next day.[16] On February 11, 2014, he was reassigned to Santa Cruz.[17] He was recalled the next day.[18]

Los Angeles Lakers (2014)[edit]

On February 19, 2014, Brooks was traded along with Kent Bazemore from the Golden State Warriors to the Los Angeles Lakers in exchange for Steve Blake.[19]

In July 2014, Brooks joined the Sacramento Kings for the 2014 NBA Summer League.[20]

Emporio Armani Milano (2014–2015)[edit]

On August 8, 2014, Brooks signed a one-year deal with Emporio Armani Milano of the Italian League.[21][22] In 40 league games for Milano, he averaged 13.6 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game.

Jiangsu Dragons (2015–2018)[edit]

On August 5, 2015, Brooks signed with the Jiangsu Dragons of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA).[23]

Memphis Grizzlies (2018–2019)[edit]

On March 27, 2018, the Memphis Grizzlies announced that they had signed Brooks to a 10-day contract.[24] On April 6, 2018, Brooks signed a multi-year contract with the Grizzlies.[25] On January 3, 2019, the Grizzlies traded Brooks, Wayne Selden Jr. and two future second round picks to the Chicago Bulls in exchange for Justin Holiday.[26] He was waived by the Bulls on January 7 without appearing in a single game for the franchise.[27]

Guangdong Southern Tigers (2019–present)[edit]

On February 20, 2019, Brooks signed with the Guangdong Southern Tigers.[28][29]

Career statistics[edit]

  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.


Regular season[edit]

2011–12 New Jersey 56 47 29.4 .428 .313 .764 3.6 2.3 .9 .3 12.6
2012–13 Brooklyn 73 2 12.5 .463 .273 .734 1.4 1.0 .5 .2 5.4
2013–14 Boston 10 0 7.3 .375 .500 .786 1.9 .4 .1 .1 3.1
2013–14 Golden State 7 0 2.1 .385 .000 .750 .7 .0 .1 .0 1.9
2013–14 L.A. Lakers 18 0 12.7 .489 .579 .692 1.7 1.2 .7 .2 6.4
2017–18 Memphis 7 1 27.6 .500 .594 .870 3.1 3.6 1.6 .4 20.1
2018–19 Memphis 29 0 13.3 .450 .278 .697 1.6 .9 .3 .1 6.6
Career 200 50 17.3 .447 .345 .751 2.1 1.4 .6 .2 8.0


2013 Brooklyn 7 0 5.7 .375 .000 1.000 .7 .4 .0 .0 1.1
Career 7 0 5.7 .375 .000 1.000 .7 .4 .0 .0 1.1


  1. ^ "MarShon Brooks is happy to play for Nets, return to his New Jersey roots". June 27, 2011. Retrieved June 28, 2011.
  2. ^ MarShon Brooks Recruiting Profile
  3. ^ Goodman, Jeff (March 7, 2011). "Goodman's 2010-11 All-America teams". Fox Sports. Fox Sports Interactive Media. Archived from the original on February 1, 2014. Retrieved June 21, 2011.
  4. ^ "PC's Brooks quits school to train for NBA Draft".
  5. ^ Nets’ Brooks handles NBA lockout with ‘class’
  6. ^ "Cavaliers' Kyrie Irving named Kia Rookie of the Year". NBA. Archived from the original on May 17, 2012.
  7. ^ "MarShon Brooks named to NBA All-Rookie Second Team". NBA.
  8. ^ Mazzeo, Mike. "MarShon Brooks sprains ankle". ESPN.
  9. ^ "For MarShon Brooks, it's a confidence game". SBnation.
  10. ^ "MarShon Brooks scores career-high and D-Will dunks, as Nets blowout the Cavs, 113-95". SB nation. Retrieved April 19, 2013.
  11. ^ "Celtics Complete Trade With Brooklyn Nets". Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. July 12, 2013. Retrieved July 14, 2013.
  12. ^ Celtics assign MarShon Brooks to D-League
  13. ^ Celtics recall MarShon Brooks from D-League
  14. ^ "Warriors Acquire Jordan Crawford & MarShon Brooks From Boston Celtics". Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. January 15, 2014. Retrieved January 15, 2014.
  15. ^ Warriors Assign Bazemore and Brooks to Santa Cruz Warriors of NBA D-League
  16. ^ Warriors Recall Bazemore & Brooks From Santa Cruz Warriors of NBA D-League
  17. ^ Warriors Assign Bazemore, Brooks, and Kuzmic to Santa Cruz Warriors of NBA D-League
  18. ^ Warriors Recall Bazemore, Brooks & Kuzmic From Santa Cruz Of NBA D-League
  19. ^ "Lakers Acquire Bazemore and Brooks". Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. February 19, 2014. Retrieved February 19, 2014.
  20. ^ "Kings to Hold Mini-Camp in Las Vegas Prior to 2014 Samsung NBA Summer League". Retrieved August 8, 2014.
  21. ^ "Olimpia, arriva MarShon Brooks". (in Italian). Retrieved August 8, 2014.
  22. ^ "EA7 Milan brings aboard scorer Brooks". Retrieved August 8, 2014.
  23. ^ "MarShon Brooks Signs With Jiangsu In China". August 5, 2015. Retrieved August 5, 2015.
  24. ^ "Memphis Grizzlies sign MarShon Brooks to 10-day contract". March 27, 2018. Retrieved March 27, 2018.
  25. ^ "Grizzlies sign MarShon Brooks to multi-year contract". Retrieved April 6, 2018.
  26. ^ "Bulls deal Justin Holiday to Grizzlies for Marshon Brooks, Wayne Selden Jr". January 3, 2019. Retrieved January 6, 2019.
  27. ^ "Bulls complete trade with Rockets". January 7, 2019. Retrieved January 7, 2019.
  28. ^ "Marshon Brooks and Michael Beasley officially join Guangdong Southern Tigers". February 21, 2019. Retrieved February 21, 2019.
  29. ^ 勿忘初衷 (February 20, 2019). "广东队官宣:比斯利和马尚加盟 威姆斯留队". Retrieved February 20, 2019.

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