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Providence’s MarShon Brooks Scores 58 In China

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Providence’s MarShon Brooks Scores 58 In China

Former Providence star and NBA player MarShon Brooks dropped a whopping 58 points to lead the Jiangsu Dragons over the Xinjiang Flying Tigers 115-99 in the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA).

 

The 6-5 guard made 7 threes, while shooting a blistering 70 percent (14-of-20) from two-point range, 50 percent (7-of-14) from behind the arc, and a going a perfect 9-of-9 from the line.

 

Brooks also had a near triple double, adding 12 rebounds and 9 assists.

 

For his outstanding performance, Brooks was named the Asia-basket.com Player of the Week.

 

For Xinjiang, Darius Adams (Indianapolis) had with 37 points and 6 assists in the loss.

 

But the star of the game was Brooks, who is the CBA’s second leading scorer this season, averaging an eye-popping 40.5 points along with 8.5 rebounds and 5.3 assists for Jiangsu.

 

A college star at Providence, Brooks was second in the nation in scoring as a senior when he averaged 24.6 points and a team-leading 7 rebounds 2010-11.

 

He graduated as the Friars ninth all-time career leading scorer.

 

The 25th overall pick in the 2011 Draft by Brooklyn, Brooks has averaged 7.7 points and 2.2 rebounds in three NBA seasons with the Nets, Celtics, Warriors, and Lakers.

 

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