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Brook Lopez
Brook Lopez NJ Nets.jpg
New Jersey Nets  – No. 11
Center
Born April 1, 1988 (1988-04-01) (age 21)
North Hollywood, California
Nationality American
Listed height 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m)
Listed weight 260 lb (120 kg; 19 st)
League NBA
Salary $2,255,880[1]
High school San Joaquin Memorial High School
College Stanford
Draft 10th overall, 2008
New Jersey Nets
Pro career 2008–present
Former teams Stanford Cardinal
Awards 2006 McDonald's All-American
2008 All-Pac-10 1st Team
2008 All-America 3rd Team
2009 NBA All-Rookie First Team
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Brook Lopez (born April 1, 1988) is a 7'0" American basketball center who plays for the New Jersey Nets of the NBA. He is the twin brother of fellow basketball player Robin Lopez. Lopez was selected 10th overall by the Nets in the 2008 NBA Draft, after playing two years for Stanford in the Pacific-10 Conference of the NCAA.

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Biography

Brook is an absoloute boss and owns the basketball paint. He also breastfead until 16 years old.


Brook Lopez was born in North Hollywood, Los Angeles, California to Deborah Ledford and his now estranged father Heriberto Lopez, a native of Cuba. He was born into a life of basketball and art, as his grandfather played at the University of Colorado and his aunt was an architect residing in the Bay Area. Lopez moved from Hollywood to Oak Harbor, Washington while in second grade to be near his older brother, Alex, who was playing basketball at the University of Washington at the time. He moved to his current hometown of Fresno, California a year later, where he attended San Joaquin Memorial High School. While there, he played with his twin brother Robin Lopez, as well as current Washington standout Quincy Pondexter. Both teammates played with Lopez on their successful AAU team, the Elite Basketball Organization (EBO), along with Derrick Jasper and Trevo'nn Willis, both of UNLV.

Both Brook and Robin competed in the 2006 McDonald's All-American Game against several current NBA players including Kevin Durant and Greg Oden and Jason Rozbruch.

College career

The 2006-2007 basketball season was Lopez's first season at Stanford University. He was honored as an All-Pac-10 Honorable Mention while being named to the All-Pac-10 Freshman Team. He averaged 12.6 points and 6.0 rebounds over the course of the season. His next season he averaged 19.3 points, 8.2 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 2.1 blocks per game. In the second round of the 2008 NCAA Tournament, Lopez hit the game winning shot at the buzzer against the Marquette Golden Eagles to win 82-81 in overtime. He was named to the All-Pac-10 1st Team and a 3rd Team All-American his sophomore season.

On March 31, 2008, both Lopez brothers had declared for the 2008 NBA draft.

NBA career

Lopez was drafted by the New Jersey Nets 10th overall. His twin brother Robin was drafted 15th overall by the Phoenix Suns. Brook Lopez began starting for the Nets after an injury took Josh Boone out of the line up. After putting up solid numbers he is now the starting center for New Jersey. His career highs are 31 points, 20 rebounds, and 5 blocks. Lopez was selected to compete in the 2009 NBA All-Star Weekend Rookie Challenge. For his rookie season, Lopez averaged 13.0 points, 8.1 rebounds and 1.9 blocks per game, playing in all 82 games of the regular season. He ranked 4th in the NBA in total blocks with 154 and 9th in blocks per game with 1.9, which was first among rookies [2]. He finished third in the NBA Rookie of the Year voting and was named to the All-Rookie first team.

Off the court

Lopez has become very good friends with former Nets teammate Ryan Anderson and together during the regular season they starred in bi-weekly webpisodes titled "The Brook & Ryan Show". Their adventures included Trick or Treating on Halloween & Cosplaying at a New York Comic Convention.

NBA career statistics

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2008–09 New Jersey 82 75 30.5 .531 .000 .793 8.1 1.0 .5 1.8 13.0
Career 82 75 30.5 .531 .000 .793 8.1 1.0 .5 1.8 13.0

References

  1. ^ [1]

External links

  • Lopez ESPN- Brook Lopez ESPN profile
  • [3] - Brook Lopez statistics
  • [4] - Audio: Catching Up With Brook Lopez







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