Oregon could be described as a disappointment this past season. The Ducks did reach the NCAA Tournament, but that was the extent of the good news. The school responded by rewarding Ernie Kent with a raise and a contract extension through 2012-13. Andrew Skwara looks at that move and much more in...[details]
Strengths: Brooks is a great outside shooter with NBA range, and his effectiveness is also evident when he's pulling up off the dribble. Brooks is also a pretty good ballhandler and has nice quickness. He can run a team, and is a solid passer with decent court vision. He plays aggressive defense and does a good job of both staying in front of his man and using his hands to get at the ball.
Weaknesses: Brooks is very undersized at 6'0 with a slight build. It shows when he tries to finish at the rim. He also isn't a true point guard, and his focus and decision-making skills need improvement. Defensively, his lack of size could be used against him in the NBA.
Outlook: Brooks isn't a sure thing to get drafted, and may not even make a team initially because he isn't your prototypical point guard. Unless he improves on his point guard game, he's probably more likely to catch on as an undersized scoring guard.
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