You can say what you want about Dillon Brooks of the Houston Rockets but he had a strong showing in the FIBA Basketball World Cup.
The Canadian star averaged 15.1 points, 2.9 rebounds, and 2.6 assists during the games.
That included a monster final game when he scored 39 points against Team USA.
Brooks was playing some great basketball, according to the stats dug up by Blake Murphy, via NBACentral.
Those statistics show that Brooks had a true shooting percentage of 76.1%.
Dillon Brooks was crazy efficient in the World Cup 😳
— NBACentral (@TheDunkCentral) September 11, 2023
True shooting is a complicated NBA metric that takes into account field goals, three-pointers, and free throws too.
It attempts to summarize a player’s performance from every part of the court.
And when it comes to the World Cup, Brooks was performing very well.
As the stats show, he was doing better than others such as Luka Doncic, Anthony Edwards, and Dennis Schroder.
This is quite an impressive turn from Brooks, especially considering the last few months he’s had.
When the 2022-23 season came to an end, there were plenty of people joking that Brooks would be moving his career overseas.
His Memphis Grizzlies experienced a disappointing loss in the opening round of the playoffs and Brooks was called out repeatedly because of his public comments before that series.
His team’s meltdown and Brooks’ lacking performance in the postseason had people wondering how much more of a career he’d have.
That was, of course, followed by a very public breakup with the Grizzlies.
Perhaps Brooks saw the World Cup as his chance to remind people what a capable player he is, no matter what the public thinks.
If that was his mission, he can now consider it accomplished.NEXT: Dillon Brooks Sends A Message To His Haters After World Cup