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24 - Dillon Brooks

Oregon 

  • Birthday: 1/22/96
  • NBA Position: Small Forward
  • Class: Junior
  • Ht: 6-6
  • Wt: 220
  • Hometown: Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
  • High School: Findlay Prep
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  • Statistics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Overall

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2017
Mock:  45

NBA Comparison: Jared Dudley

Strengths: Brooks is coming off a spectacular junior season for the Oregon Ducks, in which he put up nearly identical numbers as the year prior despite playing an average of seven minutes fewer per contest ... Brooks scored 16.1 points per game on 48.8% shooting from the field and 40.4% percent from three en route to Pac-12 Player of the Year Honors and a Final Four run ... Brooks has a filled out frame at 6-6, 220 pounds that allows him to occasionally play some small-ball four ... He is absolutely relentless going to the rim on straight line drives, having the ability to overpower defenders and create space with sheer physicality that also allows him to finish through contact ... Brooks has excellent body control and can absorb contact at the rim without having his shot very affected. In space he can also finish above the rim with authority even when challenged at the basket, and he is good vertical athlete (37.5” max vertical) ... His strength helps him out on defense as well; even though he lacks length, he uses his strength and physicality to compete for good position and contain the dribble ... Brooks also has a versatile offensive skillset that Pac-12 teams had an extremely difficult time figuring out ... He averaged 25.1 points per 40 minutes, which was good for second in the conference, and he is excellent isolation player ... He can score from all three levels, via at the rim, in the mid range area, and from beyond the arc (40.4% on 4.1 attempts per game) ... He is also a much improved playmaker, doing an especially solid job in drive and kick situations ... Brooks is not just a ball dominant scorer though ... He has shown the ability to play off the ball and space the floor due to his improved catch and shoot play and ability to spot up in transition ... He does an excellent job of getting his feet set quickly and squaring his shoulders to the basket on his jumper ... When chased off the line, he has an outstanding pull-up game ... Brooks proved over the last two years that he was one of the best tough shot makers in college basketball ... He has deep range and can bury contested shots off the dribble ... He also is great at creating space via jab steps and step back jumpers. His ambidexterity around the basket also makes him a lot more dangerous as a scorer around the rim and really completes his offensive repertoire ... Brooks also shows flashes of terrific vision (4.3 assists per 40 minutes) whether kicking out to open shooter or to big men ducking in the low post ... In addition, it is difficult to ignore the advanced mental aspects of Brooks’ game ... He never seems to lose confidence and clearly is not afraid of the big moment ... Brooks hit multiple game-winning shots this year and was a key piece in Oregon’s Final Four run that included an upset-win over top-seeded Kansas in the Elite Eight ...

Weaknesses: The biggest question at this stage with Brooks is how much his less than stellar length (6-6 wingspan) will hold him back in the NBA ... Even though he has the strength to finish through contact, his lack of length impedes his ability to finish over defenders with NBA-level physical profiles ... It is also uncertain whom he will be able to guard at the next level with his lack of elite length or quickness, which causes him to struggle containing quicker guards off the dribble ... He was most effective guarding fours in college, but they will be much bigger and longer in the NBA ... He may not be able to create offense effectively against NBA wings either, as he benefited in college from playing a lot of small-ball four ... A good portion of his offense came via straight line drives, but he will not be able replicate this in the pros, and he does not have much shiftiness with the ball as a counter ... When his straight line drive is taken away he does not have much change of direction skill ... He does not change speed with the ball well and is really not the most advanced ball handler either ... He also lacks burst from a stand still position, preventing him from turning the corner at times ... He probably will not be able to rely on isolation scoring in the NBA, but much of his offense came from these types of plays ... How will he fit into an NBA offense without disrupting its flow? Brooks also averaged 3.3 turnovers per 40 minutes, which is a higher number than what one would like to see from a forward ... He also is not an effective rebounder at just 5.1 rebounds per 40 minutes, showing some inconsistent effort on box outs and fighting for good position ... Brooks will need to show that he can bring more to the table than shot making if he wants to be a reliable rotational player in the NBA ...

Notes: Measured 6' 5'' barefoot, 6' 6'' in shoes, 220.2 lbs, 6' 6'' wingspan, and a 8' 4.5'' standing reach at the 2017 NBA Draft Combine ... Measured 6'6 (in shoes) 224 lbs, with a 6'4.5 wingspan at the 2014 LeBron James Skills Academy ... Born in Missauga, Ontario, Canada…Major is general social science…Pac-12 All Freshman Team selection in 2014-15 season… Became the first player in Oregon basketball history to reach 1,000 career points as a sophomore ... Was named Third-Team all-American and to All-Pac-12 first team and the Pac-12 all-tournament team in 2015-16 season… 2017 Pac-12 Player of the Year and Pac-12 All Tournament Team ... Wooden Award final ballot (Top 15) ...2nd Team All-American ...

William Peter Desautelle III 6/18/17

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