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Brook Lopez

Date of birth : 1988-04-01
Date of death : -
Birthplace : North Hollywood, California, U.S.
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-04-16

Brook Lopez is an American basketball center who plays for the New Jersey Nets of the NBA. He is the twin brother of fellow basketball player Robin Lopez. Lopez was selected 10th overall by the Nets in the 2008 NBA Draft, after playing two years for Stanford in the Pacific-10 Conference of the NCAA.

Drafted by New Jersey in the first round (10th overall) of the 2008 NBA Draft.

Was the only Net to appear and start in all 82 games, becoming first center in franchise history to start in all 82 games… Averaged team-highs with 18.8 points, 8.6 rebounds and 1.70 blocks (ranked 10th in the NBA) and dished out 2.3 assists in 36.9 minutes per game… Shot .499 (563-1,129) from the field and .817 (416-509) from the line, which was ranked third among qualified centers… Improved in eight statistical categories from rookie season… Was the only player in the NBA to average at least 18.5 ppg, 8.5 rpg and 1.5 bpg while also being one of only four players to lead their team in points, rebounds and blocks… Selected to participate as a sophomore in the T-Mobile Rookie Challenge during the 2010 All-Star Weekend… Recorded 76 games scoring in double figures, 38 games scoring 20+ points, three games scoring 30+ points, 34 double figure rebounding games and 33 double-doubles… Led or tied the Nets in scoring 34 times, in rebounds 43 times, in assists six times, in steals 14 times and in blocks 47 times… Tallied 33rd double-double with 26 points and 14 rebounds vs. CHI on 4/9… Recorded 31st double-double with a career-high 37 points, 14-17 FG's, and 10 rebounds vs. Detroit on 3/26… Notched 30th double-double with 26 points, 13 rebounds and four blocks vs. Sacramento on 3/24… Scored 25 points and attempted a career-high 14 free throws at Boston on 2-27… Recorded 19th double-double with 28 points, 11 rebounds and three blocks at San Antonio on 1/10… Dished out a season-high seven assists vs. Minnesota on 12/23… Recorded 15th double-double (sixth consecutive) with 23 points and 10 boards in 38 minutes vs. Utah on 12/16… Notched 12th double-double with a game-high 25 points and 14 rebounds with three blocks and two steals at Indiana on 12/11… Tallied ninth double-double with 31 points and 14 rebounds vs. Charlotte on 12/4… Set a career-high with 12 made free throws vs. Dallas on 12/2… Recorded 6th double-double with 32 points on 13-25 FG's and 14 rebounds in 40 minutes at Portland on 11/25… Recorded 4th double-double, 26 points, season-high 16 rebounds and career-high tying five blocks in a career-high 46 minutes vs. Indiana on 11/17… Tallied first double-double at Minnesota on 10/28 with game-highs of 27 points and 15 rebounds, four assists and a career-high tying five blocks in 38 minutes.

Only Net to appear in all 82 games, earning 75 starts… Averaged 13.0 points (6th among rookies), 8.1 rebounds (2nd among rookies) and 1.84 blocks (9th in NBA, 1st among rookies) in 30.5 minutes per contest (7th among rookies)… Shot .531 (448-844) from the field (1st among rookies) and .793 (172-217) from the line (5th among rookies)… Selected to NBA All-Rookie First Team… Finished third in NBA Rookie of the Year voting (Derrick Rose, O.J. Mayo)… Set the Nets all-time rookie blocks record with 151… Named to the Rookie Team for the T-Mobile Rookie Challenge during the 2009 All-Star Weekend… Recorded 55 games scoring in double figures, 13 games scoring 20+ points, one game scoring 30+ points, 23 games with 10+ rebounds and a Nets rookie center record 18 double-doubles… Led the Nets in scoring nine times, in rebounds 48 times, in assists once, in steals nine times and in blocks 57 times… Tallied 18th double-double with 18 points and a career-high 20 rebounds in 35 minutes vs. Charlotte on 4/13… Tallied 23 points and three blocks and career-highs of eight assists and three steals in 35 minutes at New York on 3/18… Named Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month in consecutive months (January & February)… Tallied 22 points and 12 rebounds in 37 minutes vs. Milwaukee on 2/3… Posted 24 points and 17 rebounds with four blocks in 38 minutes at Philadelphia on 1/31… Tallied 28 points on 12-of-17 FG's and 10 rebounds vs. Boston on 1/17… Tallied a career-high tying five blocks at Boston on 1/14… Recorded a career-high 31 points on 10-of-17 FG's and 13 rebounds vs. Oklahoma City on 1/12… Tallied 17 points, eight rebounds and a career-high tying five blocks vs. Memphis on 1/7… Recorded 22 points on 11-of-16 FG's, 13 rebounds and a career-high tying five blocks vs. Miami on 12/20, becoming first Nets rookie since Derrick Coleman in 1991 to achieve 20+ points, 10+ rebounds and 5+ blocks in a game… Recorded first career double-double with 15 points and 13 rebounds in 33 minutes vs. Cleveland on 11/18… In first career start vs. Atlanta on 11/14, scored 25 points, including 18 in the first half, on 11-of-17 shooting, tallied nine rebounds and four blocks… Made NBA debut tallying eight points, eight rebounds and two blocks at Washington on 10/29.

Averaged 16.0 points, 7.1 rebounds and 1.91 blocks in 53 career games (two seasons) for Stanford… Earned Third Team All-America honors from The Associated Press and the NABC as a sophomore… Also named First Team All-Pac-10 and earned league All-Defensive Team honors… Earned Honorable Mention All-Pac-10 and All- Freshman Team honors as a freshman… Finished collegiate career as Stanford's fifth all-time leader in blocked shots with 101… Posted 11 career double-doubles, including one triple-double, which is the only triple-double in Stanford men's basketball history… As a sophomore, averaged 19.3 points (fourth in the Pac-10) and 8.2 rebounds (fifth in the Pac-10) in 27 games including 25 starts… His 2.10 blocks per contest also ranked third in the league … Missed the first nine games of the season while establishing academic eligibility…. Scored 20 or more points 13 times and topped the 30-point mark in four contests… Posted nine double-doubles…. Established a career-high with 31 points and grabbed 13 rebounds at Washington on 1/31… Recorded the first triple-double in school history with 18 points, 11 rebounds and single-game record 12 blocked shots vs. USC on 1/25/07.


Twin brother Robin plays for the Phoenix Suns… Older brother, Alex, played collegiately at Washington and Santa Clara…Mother, Deborah Ledford, was an Olympic swimmer who competed at Stanford… In July of 2009, participated in USA Basketball National Team Mini Camp in Las Vegas… Hobbies include watching movies and reading comic books… Lists Batman as his favorite comic book character… Lists writing as his greatest talent outside of basketball and along with his two brothers, he is working on material with DC Comics… Favorite basketball player as a kid was Tim Duncan… Majored in creative writing at Stanford…The Detroit Tigers are his favorite baseball team… Growing up, participated in volleyball, track, water polo and baseball.

Career highlights and awards:
2006 McDonald's All-American
2008 All-Pac-10 1st Team
2008 All-America 3rd Team
2009 NBA All-Rookie First Team

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