Unicaja keeps power forward Brooks

Jun 09, 2017 by Euroleague.net Print
Unicaja keeps power forward Brooks
Unicaja Malaga has retained another core memer of the team that won the 2016-17 7DAYS EuroCup, announcing on Friday that power forward Jeff Brooks will stay on for one more season. Brooks (2.03 meters, 27 years old) averaged 7.3 points and 4.2 rebounds in 22 EuroCup games last season. Brooks boosted his scoring average to 9.7 points in the EuroCup Finals, helping Unicaja win its first title in 11 years. He played all 54 games in the EuroCup and Spanish League for Unicaja this season. Brooks had joined Unicaja from Avtodor Saratov, where he averaged 13.1 points and 8.2 rebounds in 13 Eurocup games in the 2015-16 season, his first in the competition. He led the 2015-16 Eurocup in performance index ranking average (21.3 per game), ranking third in rebounds and eighth in free throw percentage (89.6%). Brooks joined Avtodor from Dinamo Banco di Sardegna Sassari, where he averaged 9.3 points, 5 rebounds and 2 steals in 8 Turkish Airlines Euroleague games in the 2014-15 season. He helped Sassari win as many as three domestic titles: the Italian Supercup, the Italian Cup and the Italian League. Brooks started his professional career with Fileni BPA Jesi and made his Euroleague debut with FoxTown Cantu in the 2012-13 season, averaging 8.3 points and 4.9 rebounds in 10 games. He has also played for Pasta Reggia JuveCaserta also of Italy. "I am just ecstatic to have the opportunity to come back and play with some of the same guys, for the same staff and the same fans who showed so much support this year," Brooks said. "I am excited to be able come back here in Malaga and play. The city is great and we had a great year. I hope we can continue to build on this in my second year."