Dillon Brooks is a professional basketball player from Ontario, Canada. He plays in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for the Memphis Grizzlies. He was drafted into the NBA in 2017 by the Houston Rockets and was later traded. He debuted in the NBA in October 2017.
Brooks was born on January 22, 1996, in Mississauga, Ontario in Canada. He is Canadian. He stands 201 cm tall and his last listed weight is 102 kilograms. He shoots with his right and he plays the position of shooting guard and small forward.
In addition to playing for the NBA, he is also a member of the Canadian National Team.
He attended and played high school basketball for Father Henry Carr in Toronto. Later, he moved to a college preparatory school in Nevada, Findlay Prep in Henderson.
For college, he played for the University of Oregon and their basketball team, the Oregon Ducks. He stayed with Oregon from 2014 to 2017. While there, he was named the Pac-12 Player of the Year in 2017. Earlier in his college career, he was also named to the Pac-12 All-Freshman Team in 2015.
He declared for the NBA in 2017 and he was drafted into the league during the 2017 NBA Draft. Brooks was selected by the Houston Rockets as their 15th Pick, 45th Overall in the 2nd Round of the Draft.
Brooks was immediately traded to the Memphis Grizzlies following his draft in July 2017, the Grizzlies signed him to a three-year deal. He made his debut with the team on October 18, 2017. He scored 19 points during his NBA debut. This is a record for the most points scored by a Canadian-born player on their debut.
In 2018, he was believed to be involved in a failed three-way trade that involved the Phoenix Suns and the Washington Wizards. The other teams thought that they were getting Brooks but the Grizzlies had no intentions of trading him, instead, they had intentioned to trade his fellow teammate with the same last name, MarShon Brooks.
He suffered a toe injury in 2019 from which he successfully recovered but it led him to miss the remainder of the 2018-2019 season.
In May 2021, he made his first NBA Play-Off appearance in a game against the Utah Jazz. Late in 2021, he fractured his left hand. He eventually recovered and went on to score a career-high of 37 points in December 2021.
- 2017 - Consensus Second-Team All-American
- 2016 - Third-team All-American – SN
- 2017 - Pac-12 Player of the Year
- 2016, 2017 - 2× First-team All-Pac-12
- 2015 - Pac-12 All-Freshman team