With the 27th overall pick in the NBA Draft, the New Jersey Nets selected Purdue small forward JaJuan Johnson, but then flipped Johnson to the Boston Celtics in exchange for Providence shooting guard Marshon Brooks, who was selected 25th.
Brooks looks like a good fit for the Nets—who needed to fill a vacancy at the position. He’s a good offensive player who can shoot the ball well from the outside.
He averaged 24.6 points per game last season, which placed him only behind Jimmer Fredette in NCAA scoring. Brooks also set a new Big East record by scoring 52 points in a single game.
Here are five predictions for Brooks as he prepares for his first NBA season.