19 Facts About Marshon Brooks

1. Marshon 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.

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2. Marshon Brooks began to become a major contributor for the Friars in his junior season.

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3. Marshon 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 picked up five steals.

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4. Marshon Brooks was named to the 30-player national midseason watchlist and was one of 20 national finalists for the 2011 John R Wooden Award.

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5. On February 23, 2011, Marshon 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.

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6. Marshon Brooks scored his final points on a 3-point shot with two seconds remaining, leaving the Friars down a point.

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7. Marshon Brooks became only the third player in Providence history with two 40-point games in a season.

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8. On March 5, 2011, Marshon Brooks scored 28 points in a regular season-ending win over Rutgers, giving him 468 points on the Big East regular season.

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9. Marshon Brooks finished his college career with 1,629 points, ninth all-time for Providence.

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10. Marshon Brooks was picked to the Fourth Team All-America by Fox Sports.

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11. Marshon Brooks was drafted by the Boston Celtics with the 25th pick in the 2011 NBA draft, but the Celtics immediately traded Marshon Brooks to the New Jersey Nets for the Nets' 27th overall pick in the draft and a second round pick in the 2014 NBA draft.

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12. On February 8, 2012, Marshon Brooks was selected to participate in the 2012 BBVA Rising Stars Challenge.

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13. On May 14, 2012 the NBA announced that Marshon Brooks finished 10th in the Rookie of the Year voting with 4 total points.

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14. Marshon Brooks admitted to having "confidence issues" early in the year.

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15. Marshon Brooks 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.

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16. On February 19, 2014, Marshon Brooks was traded along with Kent Bazemore from the Golden State Warriors to the Los Angeles Lakers in exchange for Steve Blake.

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17. In July 2014, Marshon Brooks joined the Sacramento Kings for the 2014 NBA Summer League.

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18. On February 20, 2019, Marshon Brooks signed with the Guangdong Southern Tigers.

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19. On 21 July 2020, Marshon Brooks tested positive for COVID-19 right after entering China.

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