Page updated as of 4/8/2020, scouting report written by Alan Lu.
2017 rankings were finalized on 6/22/2017.
2017 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 38
Projected Draft Range: Late 1st to 2nd Round
Fairly good shooter from all over the floor
Fairly good scorer off the dribble
Excels at scoring on the move
Very good free throw shooter
Makes clutch shots
Fairly good rebounder
Good size to play out on the wing
Very good intangibles
May need to tweak his shooting mechanics
Lacks an elite first step off the dribble
Can be prone to hoisting up questionable shots
Can be careless on offense, which can lead to turnovers
Has short arms
Can pick up quick fouls
Does not collect enough steals or blocks
Not overly explosive
Not particularly outstanding at any one skill
Emotions can get the best of him
Dillon Brooks is an athletic, swingman that could be a second round pick in the upcoming draft. He had offseason foot surgery to start the year, so he has missed some time early in the season.
He is a skilled offensive player that can help his team in many ways. Brooks is a crafty scorer off the dribble that has a good set of moves that he can use to get past defenders to garner scores in the paint.
Also, he can make spot-up and pull-up jumpers to space the floor for his team. However, Brooks can be quite inconsistent as a shooter, and as his lack of an elite first step may make it tough to get past more athletic defenders off the dribble.
Brooks may also be an adequate playmaker. He is an unselfish player that will set up scores for his teammates. But sometimes, he can play too out of control at times, which can lead him to commit some turnovers.
He may only be an average defensive player at best. He also does not have elite physical tools, and also plays in a zone defense, so he may not always be tasked to guard his man, but rather an area instead.
In addition, he is helped out by having two shot blockers behind, which allows him to be more aggressive defensively. But as he also does not collect many steals or blocks and sometimes is tasked to match up to bigger players, the question may be how well he can guard more athletic opponents on the floor.
In general, Dillon Brooks is an intriguing prospect. He may have the offensive skills and the intangibles to carve out a niche as a role player in the NBA, as he could end up being in the league for quite awhile.
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