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 also a member of the Canadian national team.
Brooks playing for the Oregon Ducks, March 2015
|No. 24 – Memphis Grizzlies|
|Position||Shooting guard / Small forward|
|Born||January 22, 1996|
|Listed height||6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)|
|Listed weight||220 lb (100 kg)|
|High school||Findlay Prep (Henderson, Nevada)|
|NBA draft||2017 / Round: 2 / Pick: 45th overall|
|Selected by the Houston Rockets|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at NBA.com|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
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. 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 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). Brooks averaged 16.7 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 3.1 assists per game.
After the conclusion of the 2015–16 season, Brooks said he would remain with Oregon for a third season. He suffered a foot injury in the summer of 2016 and did not play in Oregon's offseason trip to Spain. On November 7, 2016, Brooks was named to the Associated Press' preseason All-America team. 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.
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. On July 21, 2017, the Grizzlies signed Brooks to a three-year rookie deal. 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.
On January 5, 2019, Brooks suffered from a ruptured ligament in his right big toe and underwent a successful surgery to repair it on January 11, 2019. Brooks is expected to miss the remainder of the 2018–19 season.
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|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
National team careerEdit
- 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.
- Alger, Tyson (March 7, 2016). "Dillon Brooks and Elgin Cook earn 1st-team all-Pac-12 honors". OregonLive.com. Retrieved March 12, 2016.
- Alger, Tyson (March 8, 2016). "Dana Altman and Dillon Brooks win U.S. Basketball Writers Association awards". OregonLive.com. Retrieved March 12, 2016.
- Medcalf, Myron (October 4, 2016). "With a healthy Dillon Brooks, Oregon can crash party and win it all". ESPN. Retrieved October 11, 2016.
- Prehm, Matt (March 26, 2016). "Dillon Brooks Addresses NBA Decision". 247 Sports. Retrieved March 27, 2016.
- "Duke's Allen leads AP preseason All-America team". Foxsports.com. November 2, 2016. Retrieved November 12, 2016.
- "Dillon Brooks Stats | Basketball-Reference.com". Basketball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2018-12-04.
- 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.
- "Canadian Dillon Brooks selected 45th overall, traded to Grizzlies". Sportsnet. 22 June 2017. Retrieved 23 June 2017.
- Manrique, Bruno (2017-07-21). "Breaking: Grizzlies sign Oregon product Dillon Brooks to 3-year rookie deal". clutchpoints.com. Retrieved 2017-07-22.
- "Dillon Brooks sets Canadian record with 19 points in NBA debut". Sportsnet.ca. Retrieved October 19, 2017.
- "Dillon Brooks medical update". NBA.com. January 9, 2019. Retrieved January 9, 2019.
- "Dillon Brooks medical update". NBA.com. January 11, 2019. Retrieved January 11, 2019.