Amidst a lot of other Memphis noise, guard Dillion Brooks has agreed to a three-year extension with the Grizzlies, the team announced Wednesday night. The news was first reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
The third-year guard has posted a career-best line across the board for Memphis, averaging 16.1 points while shooting 39.9% on 5.4 long-range attempts.
Brooks, 24, has had a breakthrough season with the Grizzlies. He's averaging 16.1 PPG and started 50 games in Memphis' resurgent year. https://t.co/TTE2yzND0u
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 6, 2020
Brooks is the only Grizzlies player to play and start in every game this season. Selected by the Houston Rockets with the No. 45 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft and acquired by Memphis on draft night for a future second round draft pick, Brooks currently ranks fourth in his draft class in 2019-20 scoring average (min. 30 games played). The Mississauga, Ontario native averaged 11.0 points per game as a rookie during the 2017-18 season, the second-highest rookie scoring average ever by a Canadian-born player.
Brooks played three collegiate seasons at the University of Oregon, where he was named the 2017 Pac-12 Player of the Year and as a junior guided the Ducks to their first NCAA Final Four since 1939.