Dillon Brooks

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Dillon Brooks
Dillon Brooks (cropped).jpg
Brooks with the Oregon Ducks in 2015
No. 24 – Memphis Grizzlies
PositionShooting guard / Small forward
LeagueNBA
Personal information
Born (1996-01-22) January 22, 1996 (age 26)
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Listed height6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High school
CollegeOregon (2014–2017)
NBA draft2017 / Round: 2 / Pick: 45th overall
Selected by the Houston Rockets
Playing career2017–present
Career history
2017–presentMemphis Grizzlies
Career highlights and awards
Stats Edit this at Wikidata at NBA.com
Stats Edit this at Wikidata at Basketball-Reference.com

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 honors in the Pac-12 in 2017. He is a member of the Canada national team.

College career

Brooks, a small forward from Mississauga, Ontario, went to the University of 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.[1] 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[2] 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).[3] Brooks averaged 16.7 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 3.1 assists per game.[4]

After the conclusion of the 2015–16 season, Brooks said he would remain with Oregon for a third season.[5] He suffered a foot injury in the summer of 2016 and did not play in Oregon's offseason trip to Spain.[4] On November 7, 2016, Brooks was named to the Associated Press' preseason All-America team.[6] 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.[7]

Shortly after the 2016–17 season, he declared himself eligible for the 2017 NBA draft and hired an agent, ending his college career.[8]

Professional career

Memphis Grizzlies (2017–present)

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.[9] On July 21, 2017, the Grizzlies signed Brooks to his rookie scale contract.[10] 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.[11]

On April 11, 2018, Brooks scored a career-high 36 points along with seven rebounds, one assist, and two steals in a 137–123 loss against the Oklahoma City Thunder.[12] In December 2018, Brooks was thought to be involved in a failed three-way trade between Memphis, the Washington Wizards and the Phoenix Suns; the trade faltered over confusion between Brooks and his similarly-named teammate, MarShon Brooks,[13] as the Memphis front office did not intend to trade Dillon while the other teams expected him and not MarShon.

On January 5, 2019, Brooks suffered from a ruptured ligament in his right big toe[14] and underwent a successful surgery to repair it on January 11, 2019. Brooks missed the remainder of the 2018–19 season.[15]

Brooks began the 2019–20 season as the Grizzlies' starting shooting guard. After averaging 16.1 points per game over the first half of the season, on February 5, 2020, he signed a three-year, $35 million extension with the Grizzlies.[16]

On February 28, 2020, Brooks scored a season-high 32 points, along with getting two rebounds, one assist and one block in a 104–101 loss against the Sacramento Kings.[17]

On May 23, 2021, Brooks made his NBA playoff debut, scoring a season-high 31 points, along with 7 rebounds, to help the Grizzlies to a 112–109 Game 1 victory over the top-seeded Utah Jazz.[18] The Grizzlies would go on to get eliminated and lose the series in five games.[19]

On October 12, 2021, it was announced that Brooks would miss two to three weeks due to a fracture in his left hand.[20] On December 19, he scored a career high 37 points in a 105–100 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers.[21] On January 8, 2022, during a 123–108 win over the Los Angeles Clippers, Brooks suffered a left ankle injury. The next day, he was ruled out for 3-to-5 weeks with injury, which was diagnosed as an ankle sprain.[22] On April 16, during Game 1 of the first round of the playoffs, Brooks scored 24 points in a 117–130 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves.[23]

In Game 2 of the 2022 Western Conference semifinals against the Golden State Warriors, Brooks was assessed a flagrant 2 and ejected after he chased down the Warriors' Gary Payton II and hit him in the head when he was in the air, going up for a fast-break layup; Payton fell hard and fractured his left elbow.[24] Brooks was suspended for Game 3 of the series.[25]

National team career

On May 24, 2022, Brooks agreed to a three-year commitment to play with the Canadian senior men's national team.[26]

Career statistics

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  Bold  Career high

NBA

Regular season

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2017–18 Memphis 82 74 28.7 .440 .356 .747 3.1 1.6 .9 .2 11.0
2018–19 Memphis 18 0 18.3 .402 .375 .733 1.7 .9 .6 .2 7.5
2019–20 Memphis 73 73 28.9 .407 .358 .808 3.3 2.1 .9 .4 16.2
2020–21 Memphis 67 67 29.8 .419 .344 .815 2.9 2.3 1.2 .4 17.2
2021–22 Memphis 32 31 27.7 .432 .309 .849 3.2 2.8 1.1 .3 18.4
Career 272 245 28.2 .421 .348 .799 3.0 2.0 1.0 .3 14.5

Playoffs

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2021 Memphis 5 5 35.0 .515 .400 .808 4.2 2.2 1.4 .4 25.8
2022 Memphis 11 11 30.5 .349 .347 .640 2.7 2.7 1.0 .3 14.6
Career 16 16 31.9 .409 .359 .725 2.2 2.6 1.1 .3 18.1

College

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2014–15 Oregon 36 33 28.3 .456 .337 .825 4.9 1.8 .5 .6 11.5
2015–16 Oregon 38 38 32.8 .470 .338 .806 5.4 3.1 1.1 .4 16.7
2016–17 Oregon 35 27 25.3 .488 .401 .754 3.2 2.7 1.1 .5 16.1
Career 109 98 28.9 .472 .362 .794 4.6 2.6 .9 .5 14.8

National team career

Brooks played for the Canadian national team in the 2015 Pan American Games, where the team won the silver medal.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b 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.
  2. ^ Alger, Tyson (March 7, 2016). "Dillon Brooks and Elgin Cook earn 1st-team all-Pac-12 honors". OregonLive.com. Retrieved March 12, 2016.
  3. ^ Alger, Tyson (March 8, 2016). "Dana Altman and Dillon Brooks win U.S. Basketball Writers Association awards". OregonLive.com. Retrieved March 12, 2016.
  4. ^ a b Medcalf, Myron (October 4, 2016). "With a healthy Dillon Brooks, Oregon can crash party and win it all". ESPN. Retrieved October 11, 2016.
  5. ^ Prehm, Matt (March 26, 2016). "Dillon Brooks Addresses NBA Decision". 247 Sports. Retrieved March 27, 2016.
  6. ^ "Duke's Allen leads AP preseason All-America team". Foxsports.com. November 2, 2016. Retrieved November 12, 2016.
  7. ^ "Dillon Brooks Stats | Basketball-Reference.com". Basketball-Reference.com. Retrieved December 4, 2018.
  8. ^ 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.
  9. ^ "Canadian Dillon Brooks selected 45th overall, traded to Grizzlies". Sportsnet. June 22, 2017. Retrieved June 23, 2017.
  10. ^ Manrique, Bruno (July 21, 2017). "Breaking: Grizzlies sign Oregon product Dillon Brooks to 3-year rookie deal". clutchpoints.com. Retrieved July 22, 2017.
  11. ^ "Dillon Brooks sets Canadian record with 19 points in NBA debut". Sportsnet.ca. Retrieved October 19, 2017.
  12. ^ "Grizzlies' Dillon Brooks:Scores career-high 36 points in Wednesday's loss". CBS Sports. April 12, 2018. Retrieved March 2, 2020.
  13. ^ Wright, Michael C. "1 year later: The 'awkward' NBA trade that never happened due to last names". NBA.com. Retrieved May 24, 2021.
  14. ^ "Dillon Brooks medical update". NBA.com. January 9, 2019. Retrieved January 9, 2019.
  15. ^ "Dillon Brooks Stats, News, Bio".
  16. ^ "Memphis Grizzlies sign Dillon Brooks to multi-year contract extension". Memphis Grizzlies. Retrieved February 6, 2020.
  17. ^ "Grizzlies' Dillon Brooks: Scores season-high 32 points". CBS Sports. February 29, 2020. Retrieved March 2, 2020.
  18. ^ "Ja Morant, Dillon Brooks Lead Grizzlies to Game 1 Upset of Mike Conley, Jazz". bleacherreport .com. May 23, 2021. Retrieved May 23, 2021.
  19. ^ "Utah Jazz use lessons from last postseason's blown 3-1 lead to close out Memphis Grizzlies". ESPN.com. June 2, 2021. Retrieved June 3, 2021.
  20. ^ Barnes, Evan (October 12, 2021). "Grizzlies' Dillon Brooks to miss start of regular season due to left hand injury". The Commercial Appeal. Retrieved October 13, 2021.
  21. ^ Barnes, Evan (December 31, 2021). "Grizzlies' Dillon Brooks: Explodes for career-high 37 points". CBS Sports. Retrieved December 20, 2021.
  22. ^ "Dillon Brooks injury update: Grizzlies forward to miss at least 3-5 weeks with sprained ankle, per report". CBS Sports. Retrieved April 16, 2022.
  23. ^ "Timberwolves stun Grizzlies, grab Game 1 with 130-117 win". CBS Sports. Retrieved April 16, 2022.
  24. ^ Andrews, Kendra (May 4, 2022). "Golden State Warriors' Gary Payton II expected to miss about a month with fractured elbow, sources say". ESPN.com. Retrieved May 4, 2022.
  25. ^ "NBA suspends Brooks for Game 3 vs. Warriors". ESPN.com. May 5, 2022. Retrieved May 5, 2022.
  26. ^ "FOURTEEN ATHLETES COMMITTED TO REPRESENT CANADA AS SENIOR MEN'S NATIONAL TEAM SUMMER CORE REVEALED". Canada Basketball. Retrieved May 24, 2022.

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