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Name: Dillon Brooks

School: Oregon

Season: Junior

ESPN High School Ranking: Unranked

Birthdate: January 22, 1996 (Almost 21)

Birthplace: Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

Family: 

- Mother is a project director at a Canadian bank

- Father is a construction worker

High School: Findlay Prep

Accolades:

- Won Silver for Canadian Men's Team at the 2015 Pan-Am Games

- Played for Canada in FIBA Americans U18 Championships - scored 25.3 PPG to lead the tournament

- 2014-15 Pac-12 All-Freshman Team

- 2015-16 Sporting News Third Team All-American

Twitter: DBrookz8

Instagram: DillonBrooks24

Height: 6'7

Weight: 215

Injury History: 

- Injured left foot and required surgery between Sophomore and Junior seasons

- Missed first 3 games of Junior season because of it

Interviews, Personality, Psychology, Experience: 

- Changed eating after Freshman season - cut down on cabs and ate more vegetables and protein - trimmed down

- Roomed with Rashad Vaughn and Kelly Oubre at Findlay Prep

- Known for his hard work ethic

Freshman Season Stats: 

- 11.5 PPG

- 4.9 RPG

- 1.8 APG

- 0.6 BPG

- 0.5 SPG

- 46% FG

- 34% 3

- 83% FT

Sophomore Season Stats:

- 16.7 PPG

- 5.4 RPG

- 3.1 APG

- 1.1 SPG

- 47% FG

- 34%

- 81% FT

Junior Season Stats: Through 8 games (Coming off the bench playing only 19 minutes per game)

- 12.3 PPG

- 2.8 APG

- 2 RPG

- 0.9 SPG

- 45% FG

- 36% 3

- 76% FT

Analytics: 

- 1st in field goals made in the Pac-12 in 2015-16

- 2nd in points produced in the Pac-12 in 2015-16

- 3rd in free throw percentage in the Pac-12 in 2015-16

- 4th in offensive win shares and points per game in the Pac-12 in 2015-16

Position: SG/SF

Greatest Strength: Effort + Help D

Greatest Weakness: Finishing at the rim

Athleticism: 6

Aggression: 8

Speed: 6

Strength: 7

Lateral Movement: 7

Basketball IQ: 7

Switchability: 7

3 point shooting: 7

Jumpshot: 7

Ability to finish at the rim: 6

Post moves: 7

Handle: 6

Passing: 6

Rebounding: 7

Motor: 8

Touch: 6

Hands: 7

On ball defense: 7

Help defense: 8

Steals: 7

Blocks: 7

Pick and Roll: 

- Brooks tends to settle for deep jumpers using ball screens, but hits at a good enough rate to warrant them

- He is a capable passer when he gets in the lane, but needs to improve his ability to finish at the rim

- Defensively he is good guarding the ball handler as his effort makes up for any mishap - usually recovers to get a hand up on shots 

Abilities and Areas of Improvement:

- Good passer

- High IQ player

- Not an elie athlete but attacks viciously off the dribble with very long strides

- Doesn't finish well at the hoop

- Good and aware help defender - always talking and helping, making good rotations

- High effort and energy player

- Makes winning plays

- Contests a lot of shots guarding both on and off ball

Game Analysis: 

- vs. Alabama

- #35 Donta Hall

- #11 Shannon Hale

- #10 Jimmie Taylor

- #22 Ar'Mond Davis

- #1 Riley Norris

- Very aware defensively

- Pushing and pointing to teammates who they have off the offensive rebound

- Good boxout on offensive boards

- Catches at right 45 in transition, nobody picks him up, gets in lane and creates open shot at left 45 3 for teammate - good pass but miss

-  Catches at top of key, hesitation, drive left, spin back right, tries for layup but misses out of control - strong take, was trying to draw foul

- Beaten on dribble from left 45 3 

- Good pass ahead in transition above Alabama players

- Good hustle back in transition to block shot but hit backboard first

- Good look at high post in zone to cutting short corner big for a dunk

- Catch right 45, jab right, hits 3

- Catch and shoot 3 in transition at right 45 - miss

- Off pass from offensive rebound dribbles right down middle, gathers left, finds open big for a layup - good passer

- Catch left corner 3, hesitates, drives past defender and finds Boucher under hoop - fouled

- Backing down on left block, forces help and finds Dorsey near right corner for 3 - hits

- Smart play to set downscreen then roll noticing nobody at hoop, bankshot blocked

- Catch straightaway, pump, then jab, then takes 3 - miss

- Good help after teammate caught in screen to contest 3 at left 45

- Good help to get in passing lane on out of control drive and tip ball for steal

- Catches short corner in zone, goes up strong with right and fouled - FTs 1/2

- Catches at top of key against 2-3zone, fakes left, splits the D, draws the big and dumps off for dunk behind the D - great play

- Great strong-side help to block shot but foul called on teammate

- Good extra pass to corner on kickout for 3 

- One dribble pullup from left 45 - hits

- Guarding big on pick and roll, switches and contests Avery Johnson Jr.'s shot - still made it but very tough floater over the top

- In transition, drives through the D, behind the back, takes off too far and bricks layup attempt - happen too often

- Good midrange shot contest 

- Blocks shot on ball on right line drive - great effort

- Right ball screen, comes off tight at top of key, takes one step in 3 point line and hits jumper - key points with under a minute left to stretch lead to 5 - winning player

NBA Comparison: Wes Matthews/Justin Anderson

Current Ability: 6.5

Projection as an NBA Player: 7

Projected Draft Spot: 2nd Round

Opinion: Brooks is a high IQ winning player. He is a good shooter and creator, but not a great athlete. Someone needs to take a shot on him in the 2nd round because his effort and defensive rotations are incredible. Even though he is the go-to scorer/player on Oregon, he doesn't often force plays and plays more like a role player, which will help him for the next level. He is the hardest worker on the defensive end in college basketball. He should be able to find a bench role and have a good NBA career.