Dillon Brooks Chooses Oregon
Dillon Brooks of CIA Bounce is taking his talents to Oregon!
I've dreamt about this day! Blessed to announce that I have committed to the University of Oregon & will be a duck this up & coming season!
— Dillon Brooks (@dbrookz8) August 18, 2014
Brooks Sunday pledged his allegiance to the Oregon Ducks and will reclassify to begin his freshman season this fall. Brooks will launch his D1 dreams in the capital of Nike land Eugene, Oregon.
Speaking to Hoops Hype correspondent Ian Douglas late Sunday evening, CIA Bounce co-founder Tony McIntyre confirmed the Mississauga, Ontario native’s decision and expressed his feelings in the process,
“Awesome. The kid was written off last year at Findlay Prep. He went there with high hopes it didn’t turn out the way he wanted. He had an okay year but stayed in the gym, stayed working on his game and he always had an ultimate belief in his game.”
When Brooks left Findlay Prep he stepped foot on the Nike EYBL circuit playing with the outmost confidence. During the 2014 EYBL circuit Brooks averaged 13.3 points per game in 24 minutes of action on 48 percent shooting from the field. His season high came against Team Texas Elite in their own backyard in Dallas, Texas when he registered 25 points. During the Nike EYBL championship weekend also known as Peach Jam (against Americas toughest competition), in five games Brooks averaged 14 points per game on 50 percent shooting including a 23 point performance versus Oklahoma based club Athlete’s First.
Brooks summer became sensational in June at the U18 FIBA Americas Championships that took place in Colorado Springs. Brooks took the tourney by storm. Spearheaded a historic silver finish with Canada and in the process took home the scoring title. Dillon shot an eye opening 65 percent from inside the arc and 46 percent from downtown. Bringing back to Mississauga, Ontario a scoring crown with his 25.2 points per game including two 29 point performances versus Brazil and Argentina and a cool 27 versus the USA in the championship game.
“He had honestly one of the best summer’s in ages for a guy that went from being a low division one recruit with no offers at the beginning of the summer, to a high major talent at the end and leading the U18 FIBA’s in scoring while tearing up everything that he played in.” McIntyre explained to Hoops Hype Canada.
So you ask why Oregon? What do the Ducks offer the former Father Henry Carr stand out Brooks? McIntyre the CIA Bounce bench boss explained,
“He has a shot to do big things right away. They have a need, minutes available. He’s going to go out there and be able to fill those minutes and start as a freshman probably if he does everything he needs to in the pre-season and contribute to fill a big void they have” McIntyre concluded.
Brooks to Oregon may have been one of the worst kept secrets in recruitment circles. All the dynamics surrounding the situation screamed a perfect marriage. Except his ceiling of potential may still be a secret to media pundits across America. Forget diaper dandy though, Dillon Brooks is an NBA talent! He possesses a motor and a desire to kill opponents every single time he steps on the court second to none. While he keep’s calm and quack quacks in the Pac-12 this fall, do NOT be surprised when he is in talks of entering an NBA draft in years to come.
Just a kid from Mississauga, Ontario who got up, went out and is now about to go get his.
Congrats to Dillon Brooks and the Oregon Ducks.