Michael Brooks, American basketball player, Died at 58


Michael Anthony Brooks was born on August 17, 1958, and died on August 22, 2016.

He was an American professional basketball player.

Brooks stood 6 feet 7 inches (2.01 m), he played as a forward.

All together he made up 2,628 points and 1,372 rebounds as an Explorer, leading La Salle to the NCAA Tournament in 1978 and 1980 and earning Big 5 MVP honors during those same years.

During 1980, he was named College Player of the Year .

Michael Brooks was currently the 28th leading scorer in the history of the NCAA.

Michael Brooks was inducted into the La Salle Hall of Athletes in 1985 and the Big 5 Hall of Fame in 1986.

He played for the USA in the Pan American Games in 1979.

He was chosen captain of USA 1980 Olympic team, but the USA boycotted Moscow games.

He was selected by the San Diego Clippers with the 9th overall pick of the 1980 NBA Draft.

During the NBA Brooks played for the Clippers (1980–84), Indiana Pacers (1986–87) and Denver Nuggets (1987–88) in altogether 319 games over six seasons.

Michael Brooks passed away at 58 years old.