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Scouts don't exactly throw the name Kobe Bryant around in comparisons, but they couldn't help but liken Brooks to the superstar.
MarShon's ability to create his own shot in just about every way sets him apart from the rest of the scorers in this draft. He has a knack for getting to the rim, but can also create off the dribble and hit tough Bryant-like fade aways.
Yet, unlike many volume shooters, Brooks is extremely efficient. His 1.01 points per possession rating ranked a surprising third among all draftees.
Scouts also marvel at his impressive 7'1" wingspan, which gives his 6'5" frame an extreme advantage.
Brooks, a natural shooting guard, can also run the point if need be, and may also be able to give the Nets minutes at small forward. Such versatility makes him a valuable player on such a depleted team.
For all we know, Brooks can turn out to be a bust, but his incalculable potential and ability to score makes him a definite steal at No. 25.