But the junior forward is also one hell of a basketball player. He was an All-PAC 12 player last season and was named a preseason All-American for the 2016-17 campaign. And on Thursday night for the No. 5 Ducks’ showdown against the No. 10 UCLA Bruins at Pauley Pavilion, Brooks showed off his skills with this drive to the hoop and poster dunk over two UCLA defenders:
And here is a replay of it with Bill Walton providing his “Throw it down big man, one time!”
Then we really got some great Walton on another big dunk from Oregon in the first half. Walton exclaimed, “What a pass!” as Jordan Bell cleaned up a missed layup from Ducks point guard Tyler Dorsey:
Dave Pasch’s “Did you just say ‘what a pass’?” reaction may have been even better.