Providence’s Marshon Brooks Soaring Up NBA Draft Boards

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He was second in the nation in scoring which is a quite the feat considering Providence‘s Marshon Brooks played in the Big East; arguably the nation’s toughest conference.  However not until recently has Brooks began to emerge as a true first round prospect in the 2011 NBA Draft.  After a solid showing at the NBA Draft Combine,  Brooks’ stock is on the rise.  I had a chance to talk with Brooks at the combine and he had some interesting comments about his time at Providence, playing for a bad team, and even dissed on ESPN’s draft “expert” Chad Ford a bit.

By: David Kay

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Marshon Brooks Breaks Big East Scoring Record, But Notre Dame Still Beats Providence

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Notre Dame was extremely lucky to escape the Dunkin Donuts Center with a win over Providence. And it took Ben Hansbrough’s career-high 32 points and Tim Abromaitis’ season-high 28 to get it done. That’s because 6-5 senior swingman Marshon Brooks scored a Providence and Big East-record 52 points.

Besides leading the conference and his team in scoring and rebounding, Brooks is also first on the team in 3-pointers made. He was named to the 30-player national midseason watchlist for the 2011 John R. Wooden Award.

It was his second 40-point game of the season and one of the best individual performances in college basketball this season. He had 43 in an 83-81 loss at Georgetown on February 5. Still No. 9 Notre Dame hung on for a 94-93 win over struggling Providence on Wednesday night  The Irish (22-5, 11-4 Big East) are off to their best start ever in 11 seasons under coach Mike Brey.

By Paul M. Banks

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