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Breaking: Grizzlies sign Oregon product Dillon Brooks to 3-year rookie deal

Dillon Brooks

The Memphis Grizzlies have signed University of Oregon forward Dillon Brooks to a three-year rookie deal, according to Shams Charania of The Vertical.

The Final Four standout was selected with the No. 45 overall pick in this year’s NBA Draft.

Brooks made a splash in his junior season, becoming the Ducks’ leading scorer in a season that saw them go 32-6 and make their first appearance in the NCAA Tournament’s Final Four in 78 years.

The Canadian small forward averaged 16 points per game and showed his mettle during the tournament, putting his name in the forefront as one of the best talents in the Pac-12 Conference.

He has shown the capability to score at the pro level during the Summer League, putting up solid scoring numbers in good percentages while holding up defensively.

Brooks will now be part of a new culture in Memphis, one that is trying to grow its young talent into the future of the team, allowing him to get some run at either the shooting guard or small forward positions with the departure of Vince Carter and the imminent exit of staple All-NBA defender Tony Allen.