Michael Brooks (basketball)

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Michael Brooks
Personal information
Born (1958-08-17) August 17, 1958 (age 57)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight 220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school West Philadelphia Catholic
(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
College La Salle (1976–1980)
NBA draft 1980 / Round: 1 / Pick: 9th overall
Selected by the San Diego Clippers
Pro career 1980–1996
Position Power forward
Number 7, 35
Career history
19801984 San Diego Clippers
1987 Indiana Pacers
1987 Philadelphia Aces (USBL)
1987–1988 Albany Patroons (CBA)
1988 Philadelphia Aces (USBL)
1988 Denver Nuggets
1988–1992 Limoges (France)
1992–1995 Levallois (France)
1995–1996 Strasbourg IG (France)
2006–2008 Chêne (Switzerland)
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points 4,086 (12.8 ppg)
Rebounds 2,001 (6.3 rpg)
Assists 818 (2.6 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Michael Anthony Brooks (born August 17, 1958) is a retired American professional basketball player. At 6'7", he played as forward.

La Salle[edit]

Brooks racked up 2,628 points and 1,372 rebounds as an Explorer, leading La Salle to the NCAA Tournament in 1978 and 1980 and earning Big 5 MVP honors during those same years. He was named College Player of the Year in 1980. He is currently the 28th leading scorer in the history of the NCAA. He was inducted into the La Salle Hall of Athletes in 1985 and the Big 5 Hall of Fame in 1986.


Brooks played for the USA in the Pan American Games in 1979. Brooks was chosen captain of USA 1980 Olympic team, but the USA boycotted Moscow games.


Brooks was selected by the San Diego Clippers with the 9th overall pick of the 1980 NBA Draft. In the NBA Brooks played for the Clippers (1980–84), Indiana Pacers (1986–87) and Denver Nuggets (1987–88) in altogether 319 games over six seasons.

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