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.
Brooks with the Brooklyn Nets
|No. 6 – Guangdong Southern Tigers|
|Position||Shooting guard / Small forward|
|League||Chinese Basketball Association|
|Born||January 26, 1989|
Long Branch, New Jersey
|Listed height||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Listed weight||200 lb (91 kg)|
|High school||Tucker (Tucker, Georgia)|
|NBA draft||2011 / Round: 1 / Pick: 25th overall|
|Selected by the Boston Celtics|
|2011–2013||New Jersey / Brooklyn Nets|
|2014||→Maine Red Claws|
|2014||Golden State Warriors|
|2014||→Santa Cruz Warriors|
|2014||Los Angeles Lakers|
|2019–present||Guangdong Southern Tigers|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at NBA.com|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
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. Considered a three-star recruit by 247Sports.com, Brooks was listed as the No. 126 shooting guard and the No. 521 player in the nation in 2007.
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.
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. 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.
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. 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.
On November 9, 2012, Brooks sprained his left ankle during the team's morning shootaround. 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."
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. 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.
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.
Los Angeles Lakers (2014)Edit
Emporio Armani Milano (2014–2015)Edit
On August 8, 2014, Brooks signed a one-year deal with Emporio Armani Milano of the Italian League. 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
Memphis Grizzlies (2018–2019)Edit
On March 27, 2018, the Memphis Grizzlies announced that they had signed Brooks to a 10-day contract. On April 6, 2018, Brooks signed a multi-year contract with the Grizzlies. 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. He was waived by the Bulls on January 7 without appearing in a single game for the franchise.
Guangdong Southern Tigers (2019–present)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|
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.
- "MarShon Brooks is happy to play for Nets, return to his New Jersey roots". NJ.com. June 27, 2011. Retrieved June 28, 2011.
- MarShon Brooks Recruiting Profile
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- "PC's Brooks quits school to train for NBA Draft".
- Nets’ Brooks handles NBA lockout with ‘class’
- "Cavaliers' Kyrie Irving named Kia Rookie of the Year". NBA.com. NBA. Archived from the original on May 17, 2012.
- "MarShon Brooks named to NBA All-Rookie Second Team". NBA.com. NBA.
- Mazzeo, Mike. "MarShon Brooks sprains ankle". espn.com. ESPN.
- "For MarShon Brooks, it's a confidence game". netsdaily.com. SBnation.
- "MarShon Brooks scores career-high and D-Will dunks, as Nets blowout the Cavs, 113-95". netsdaliy.com. SB nation. Retrieved April 19, 2013.
- "Celtics Complete Trade With Brooklyn Nets". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. July 12, 2013. Retrieved July 14, 2013.
- Celtics assign MarShon Brooks to D-League
- Celtics recall MarShon Brooks from D-League
- "Warriors Acquire Jordan Crawford & MarShon Brooks From Boston Celtics". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. January 15, 2014. Retrieved January 15, 2014.
- Warriors Assign Bazemore and Brooks to Santa Cruz Warriors of NBA D-League
- Warriors Recall Bazemore & Brooks From Santa Cruz Warriors of NBA D-League
- Warriors Assign Bazemore, Brooks, and Kuzmic to Santa Cruz Warriors of NBA D-League
- Warriors Recall Bazemore, Brooks & Kuzmic From Santa Cruz Of NBA D-League
- "Lakers Acquire Bazemore and Brooks". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. February 19, 2014. Retrieved February 19, 2014.
- "Kings to Hold Mini-Camp in Las Vegas Prior to 2014 Samsung NBA Summer League". NBA.com. Retrieved August 8, 2014.
- "Olimpia, arriva MarShon Brooks". olimpiamilano.com (in Italian). Retrieved August 8, 2014.
- "EA7 Milan brings aboard scorer Brooks". euroleague.net. Retrieved August 8, 2014.
- "MarShon Brooks Signs With Jiangsu In China". RealGM.com. August 5, 2015. Retrieved August 5, 2015.
- "Memphis Grizzlies sign MarShon Brooks to 10-day contract". NBA.com. March 27, 2018. Retrieved March 27, 2018.
- "Grizzlies sign MarShon Brooks to multi-year contract". NBA.com. Retrieved April 6, 2018.
- "Bulls deal Justin Holiday to Grizzlies for Marshon Brooks, Wayne Selden Jr". NBA.com. January 3, 2019. Retrieved January 6, 2019.
- "Bulls complete trade with Rockets". NBA.com. January 7, 2019. Retrieved January 7, 2019.
- "Marshon Brooks and Michael Beasley officially join Guangdong Southern Tigers". sportando.basketball. February 21, 2019. Retrieved February 21, 2019.
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