Former UNC forward Garrison Brooks has monster game


Former UNC basketball forward Garrison Brooks continues to have a successful season in his first year in the G-League.

Brooks plays for the Westchester Knicks, the affiliate for the New York Knicks, and is averaging 13.6 points, a team-high 11.6 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game this season.

This week, Brooks exploded for a monster 20-point and 20-rebound game, finishing with 26 points and 20 rebounds against the Windy City Bulls in a 121–120 win.

The 6-foot-10 forward was 11-of-19 from the field, 3-of-6 from the free throw line and added four assists as well.

He followed that performance up with another double-double the next time out.

Brooks played four seasons in Chapel Hill for the Tar Heels averaging 9.6 points per game and 6.0 rebounds in 133 career games.

He transferred to Mississippi State to use his extra year of eligibility. His dad was an assistant coach on staff. In 34 games that season, Brooks averaged 10.4 points and 6.6 rebounds per game.

Brooks’ best season was in 2019-20 when he averages 16.8 points and 8.5 rebounds while shooting 53.5 percent from the floor. He was a Second-Team All-ACC selection and the Most Improved Player in the league that season.

Heading into the 2020-21 season, he was named preseason ACC Player of the Year.

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