Dillon Brooks Rumors
While the Bucks are almost certain to have Rabb on their short list for their first-round pick, they’ll likely be giving serious consideration to tabbing Dillon Brooks with their second-round pick, No. 48 overall. The 6-foot-7 Brooks is coming off a stellar junior season at Oregon, where he averaged a team-leading 16.1 points while shooting 49 percent from the field and 40 percent from beyond the arc.
The Hawks were assigned 12 players to interview at the recently completed NBA Scouting Combine. There were 67 draft-eligible players at the combine in Chicago where many took part in drills and scrimmages. NBA teams are assigned players for individual interviews. The Hawks interviewed: Jarrett Allen, Texas, Center; Jawun Evans, Oklahoma State, Point Guard; John Collins, Wake Forest, Power Forward; T.J. Leaf, UCLA, Power Forward; Frank Jackson, Duke, Point Guard; Monte Morris, Iowa State, Point Guard; Harry Giles, Duke, Center; Dillon Brooks, Oregon, Small Forward; Donovan Mitchell, Louisville, Shooting Guard; Dwayne Bacon, Florida State, Small Forward; Caleb Swanigan, Purdue, Power Forward; Justin Patton, Creighton, Center.
“Experience goes a long way,” said Oregon’s Dillon Brooks, 21, who played three seasons in college. “Guys are ready from the jump and he showed he’s one of the top rookies in his class. I sat down, I was at the Raptors game watching him play and he was doing amazing. It shows a lot. It shows you can take your chances on older guys.”
Jason Quick: Some players confirmed for workouts in Portland: Ivan Rabb (Cal), Dillon Brooks (Oregon), Sindarius Thornwell (So. Carolina).
On Friday, the Magic also interviewed Oregon wing Dillon Brooks, Wisconsin power forward Nigel Hayes, Maryland wing Justin Jackson, Iowa State point guard Monte Morris and Xavier point guard Edmond Sumner.