Dillon Brooks is a star player in the NBA who has made a name for himself with his competitive spirit. Several players have found him as a bit of a challenge as he is a great defender and can score the ball given the chance. There are very few players like him that teams use to achieve competitiveness in a game. However, his competitive spirit has often gotten him into trouble with other players.
Brooks was born in Mississauga, Canada, where he spent most of his life in. He was born to Anita Diane Brooks, a dedicated mother who was formerly a project director for the Canadian Bank. His father was a builder but his name remains unknown. Dillon has been very private about his personal life not revealing much about the things that go on outside the arena.
His parents were extremely supportive of his desire to play competitive sports. Eventually, their unconditional support would lead to him representing the country at the World level. Dillon Brooks was drafted in the second round of the 2017 NBA Draft as the 45th pick. The Memphis Grizzlies welcomed him into their home and it is where he built his character well.
Dillon Brooks studied at Findlay Preparatory School
Dillon Brooks was born on January 22, 1996. He began his education at Findlay Preparatory School and eventually moved to Father Henry Carr Catholic Secondary School. It was at Father Henry Carr that he started to show interest in sports. He decided to commit to the University of Oregon and became a huge part of their basketball team.
After committing to Oregon, he would then go on to prove his worth by competing with the Oregon Ducks. He averaged 11.5 points, 4.9 rebounds, and 1.8 assists per game earning himself an All-Freshmen PAC-12 Team selection. In the following years, he was named 2x first-team All-Pac-12, Consensus second-team All-American, and third-team All-American. He also won the PAC-12 Player of the Year Award in 2017.
He briefly stepped away from basketball due to an injury he endured. But he eventually returned and declared for the NBA Draft in 2017. He was drafted by the Houston Rockets and was traded before the start of the season to the Grizzlies. The Rockets swapped him for future second-round picks. However, he would go on to build a good relationship with the Grizzlies and have several successful stints with them as well.