Michael Brooks (basketball)

Michael Brooks (basketball)
Michael Brooks
No. 7, 35
Power forward
Personal information
Date of birth August 17, 1958 (1958-08-17) (age 53)
Place of birth Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Nationality American
High school West Philadelphia Catholic
Listed height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight 220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
College La Salle (1976–1980)
NBA Draft 1980 / Round: 1 / Pick: 9th overall
Selected by the San Diego Clippers
Pro career 1980–2008
Career history
19801984 San Diego Clippers
1987 Indiana Pacers
1987 Philadelphia Aces (USBL)
1987–1988 Albany Patroons (CBA)
1988 Philadelphia Aces (USBL)
1988 Denver Nuggets
1988–1992 Limoges (France)
1992–1995 Levallois (France)
1995–1996 Strasbourg IG (France)
2006–2008 Chêne (Switzerland)
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points 4,086 (12.8 ppg)
Rebounds 2,001 (6.3 rpg)
Assists 818 (2.6 apg)
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Michael Anthony Brooks (born 17 August 1958 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a retired American professional basketball player. At 6'7", he played as forward.


La Salle

Brooks racked up 2,628 points and 1,372 rebounds as an Explorer, leading La Salle to the NCAA Tournament in 1978 and 1980 and earning Big 5 MVP honors during those same years. He was named College Player of the Year in 1980. He is still the 25th highest scorer in the history of the NCAA. He was inducted into the La Salle Hall of Athletes in 1985 and the Big 5 Hall of Fame in 1986.


Brooks played for the USA in the Pan American Games in 1979. Brooks was chosen captain of USA 1980 Olympic team, but the USA boycotted Moscow games.


Brooks was selected by the San Diego Clippers with the 9th overall pick of the 1980 NBA Draft. In the NBA Brooks played for the Clippers (1980–84), Indiana Pacers (1986–87) and Denver Nuggets (1987–88) in altogether 319 games over six seasons.

See also

  • List of NCAA Division I men's basketball players with 2000 points and 1000 rebounds

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