2014 FIBA U18 Americas Interview: Dillon Brooks July 9, 2014
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-Excellent body. Extremely strong upper body. Thick. Great size for a wing.
-Non-stop aggression. Always in attack mode. Lives at the free throw line.
-Finishes very well through contact.
-Loves to handle in transition. Grabs defensive rebounds and goes coast to coast.
-Solid rebounder for his position.
-Plays hard. Willing to give up his body and take a charge.
-Potential to improve as a shooter. Low release point but compact. Very good free throw shooter.
-Can pass a little bit. Not the most willing passer but has solid court vision.
-Makes plays off the ball. High steal rate. Good instincts and anticipation.
-Very strong but isn't a great athlete. Doesn't change direction or speeds. Could slim down a bit to help his quickness.
-Doesn't move all that well laterally. A bit of a tweener on defense.
-Somewhat limited range as a shooter. Not all that comfortable from three. Not the most traditional mechanics. Low release point.
-Average ball handler. Lacks creativity as a creator.
-Very turnover prone. Forces the issue.
-Overly emotional. Yells at his teammates. Loses his cool.
-No left hand. Loves bringing the ball low for scoop shots.
Outlook Brooks is a very intriguing prospect because of his size, strength and power at the wing position. His aggression going to the rim on the offensive end is going to be extremely tough for opposing teams to stop at the college level. Expect Brooks to put up big numbers at the college level in an efficient way because of his superior physical tools. In terms of playing at the next level, however, Brooks is going to need to improve his shooting range, overall perimeter skills and defense to make it. While using his size and strength to bully his way to the rim will work at the college level, it's not enough to be a contributor at the NBA level. If Brooks is able to improve his perimeter skills and defense, as well as control his emotions, he has a real chance to make it. [Read Full Article]