2011 NBA Mock Draft: Bulls Round out First Round with Marshon Brooks at No. 30
NBA Mock Draft 2011 Finds Marshon Brooks Landing in the Final Spot of the First Round With the Chicago Bulls
You may not be familiar with Marshon Brooks, but this four-year college player out of Providence slowly but surely worked his way into the first round of the draft because of his ability to score.
He slowly but surely kept improving his offensive game to the point where he finished second in the nation at 24.6 this past season.
Jonathan Wasserman of nbadraft.net details all the reasons Brooks is such a great scorer:
At 6'5, Brooks has nice size for an NBA two guard, but it's his length that should allow him to get his shot off at the next level ... He has an uncanny ability to create his own shot, using a variety of change of speed/hesitation dribble moves to create separation moving East/West or North/South ... He's proven capable of shooting both off the dribble and off catch and release situations, and has range out to the NBA three point line.
So as you can see, he can score in virtually any way possible. But he was known to be quite the ballhog and Brooks took plenty of questionable shots in his tenure with the Friars.
Defensively he is ok, but doesn't seem to exert nearly the same energy that he displays on the offensive side.
Good Fit or Bad Fit?
The Bulls could certainly use a guy like Brooks that can come off the bench for 5-10 minutes at a time to ignite the offense.
How will Brooks adjust to not being the vocal part of the offense?
That remains to be seen.
If he can, consider this a great fit for both sides.
Chances of NBA Success: 35%
Brooks will score in the NBA, that's not an issue. His success in the league hinges on his ability to put forth a consistent effort on defense and find shots in the flow of the offense as opposed to always having the ball in his hands.
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