MarShon Brooks – Early Life, Career, Personal Life & Net Worth

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MarShon Brooks is a professional American Basketball Player. He currently plays for the Guangdong Southern Tigers of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA).

He plays in the shooting guard and small forward position at the professional level. Originally Brooks was drafted by the Boston Celtics with the 25th pick in the 2011 NBA draft.

Likewise, MarShon has played for the popular NBA teams and has secured his name as one of the best talents of the league.

MarShon Brooks
MarShon Brooks

Today, let’s dive into the life of MarShon Brooks and discuss all his early and professional journey as a basketball player.

Likewise, we will also discuss his early life, family, net worth, personal life, and many other exciting topics. So let’s begin, shall we?

But, before diving into his life, let’s have a look at some of the quick facts about him.

Quick Facts:

Full Name MarShon Scitif Brooks
Birth Date January 26, 1989
Birth Place Long Branch, New Jersey, United States
Nick Name MarShon
Religion N/A
Nationality American
Ethnicity African American
Education Tucker High School, Providence College
Horoscope Aquarius
Father’s Name Freddie Woods
Mother’s Name Darlyn Brooks
Siblings One, Naya Brooks
Age 35 Years Old 
Height 6 ft 5 in (1.96m)
Weight 91 kgs (200 lbs)
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Black
Build Athletic
Profession Basketball player
Previous Teams New Jersey/Brooklyn Nets, Boston Celtics, Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Lakers, Emporio Armani Milano, Jiangsu Dragons, Memphis Grizzlies 
Current Team Guangdong Southern Tigers of Chinese Basketball Association
Position Small forward/Shooting Guard
NBA draft 2011 / Round: 1 / Pick: 25th overall
Active Years 2011 – present
Marital Status UnKnown
 Wife Unknown

One; MarShon Noah Brooks

Salary $1,656,092
Net Worth Around $3 million
Social Media Instagram


Last Update July 2024

MarShon Brooks | Early Life, Family and Education

MarShon Scitif Brooks, better known as simply MarShon Brooks, was born on January 26, 1989, in Long Branch, New Jersey, to parents Darlyn Brooks (mother) and Freddie Woods (father).

As for his siblings, MarShon has a sister named Naya Brooks. When MarShon was six years old, his family moved to Tucker, Georgia.

However, he used to come back to New Jersey each summer to stay with his grandmother and attend summer camp at Monmouth University.

MarShon Brooks with his mother and sister
MarShon Brooks with his mother and sister.

As a child, MarShon was very active and keen on sports. Likewise, he was quickly drawn to basketball at an early age.

As for his education, Marshoon attended Tucker High School and played basketball throughout high school. At high school, he was considered a talented scorer and solid defensive player.

How tall is MarShon Brook? Age, Height, and Body Measurements

The professional basketball player was born in the year 1989, which makes him  35 years old. Likewise, MarShon shares his birthday on January 26, making his birth sign Aquarius

Likewise, Brooks stands at an astounding height of 6 feet 5 inches (1.96 m), weighing 91 kg (200 lbs).

And with such height and weight, MarShon has maintained his physique with an appropriate diet. Likewise, Brooks tends to hit the gym most of the time to keep himself fit and active.

Besides, other body facts about the player include short black hair and a stunning pair of black eyes.

Not to mention,  MarShon holds American nationality and belongs to the mixed (Afro-American) ethnicity.  

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MarShon Brook | College Career

MarShon Brooks played college basketball in the Big East Conference for the Providence Friars. However, Brooks had minimal time in the court during his freshman and sophomore years ( 2007 and 2008).

Not to mention, Brooks was also listed as the No.125 shooting guard and the No.521 player in the Nation in 2007.

In the collegiate basketball team Providence Friars, Brooks became a major contributor in his junior year.

He averaged 14.2 points a game and shot 46.7% of the time. Brooks impressively posted 20 or more points in several games.

MarShon Brooks insde the court
MarShon Brooks insde the court.

Likewise, he also averaged a 24-point and 5 steals in a game against Vermont in 2009, during his junior year.

Further, Brooks recorded 25 points and five rebounds on January 23, 2010, when playing against South Florida.

In his senior year, Brooks averaged 24.6 points per game, first in the Big East. Notably, he also came second in Division I scoring.

Not to mention, he was also on the 30- player national midseason watchlist and a finalist for the John R. Wooden Award in 2011.

Later years in the Providence

Brooks played phenomenally in the 2011 season. He tied with the record held by Marvin Barnes when playing against Notre Dame.

He scored 52 points in that game and broke the Big East record of 48 points in a game. It was also Brooks’s second 40 point game of the season.

He scored 43 in the match against Georgetown in February of the same season. MarShon played well the entire season.

Further, he scored 28 points in a regular season-ending win over Rutgers, which made his total of 468 points on the Big East regular season.

That score broke the previous single-season conference mark of 462 points set by Connecticut’s Donyell Marshall in 1994.

Later, Brooks finished college with a total of 1629 points, ninth all-time for Providence.

On March 28, he was named the third-team Associated Press All-American. Likewise, Fox Sports also picked him for the fourth-team All-America.

Further, MarShon left Providence college even though he had two months left in his senior year to prepare for the 2011 NBA Draft.

He left his school 2 classes short of obtaining his degree. However, because of the 2011 NBA Lockout, he took time to complete his degree and focus on the Friar’s men basketball team.

MarShon Brooks | Professional Career

New Jersey & Brooklyn Nets

The Boston Celtics drafted MarShon Brooks with their 25th pick in the 2011 NBA draft.

But he was immediately traded to the New Jersey Nets for their 27th overall pick for the draft and a second-round pick in the 2014 NBA draft.

Brooks was selected to play in the 2012 BBVA Rising Stars Challenge. He got drafted by Team Chuck. In 2012, Brooks finished 10th in the Rookie of the Year voting.

The winner was Kyrie Irving from the Cleaveland Cavaliers. However, he was named the NBA-All-Rookie Second Team.

In his 56 games, Brookes averaged 12.6 points(3rd among the rookies), 3.6 rebounds, 2.3 assists, and 0.93 steals.

MarShon Brooks playing for Memphis
MarShon Brooks playing for Memphis.

After an ankle injury, Brooks missed two matches at the beginning of the 2012-13 season. Brooks was given less time in the court. Later, MarShon admitted to having low confidence.

When a new coach came to the team and gave Brooks more time on the court, he became more confident and eventually started performing better in the matches.

In April 2013, MarShon replaced Joe Johnson against the Cleveland Cavaliers and scored a career-high of 27 points on 12-of-16 shooting in 113-95 wins.

Boston Celtics 

 On July 12, 2013, the Boston Celtics traded MarShon along with Keith Bogans, Kris Humphries, Grace Wallace, Kris Joseph, and the other three first-round picks blockbusters deal.

This sent Boston stars Kevin Garner, Paul Peirce, Jason Terry, and the rookie prospect D.J White to the nets.

Likewise, MarShon and Kris were the two players traded to the same team, i.e., the Boston Celtics first drafted them.

Further, on January 1 2014, Brooks was traded to the Maine Red Claws but was recalled to the Celtics again on January 9.

Golden State Warriors

In a three-team trade with Golden State, Boston Celtics, and Miami Heat, MarShon, along with his teammate Jordan Crawford, was sent to his Golden State Warriors.

That same year in February, MarSchon was traded to Santa Cruz Warriors. However, he was again recalled the next day.

Los Angeles Lakers

In February 2014, Brooks was again traded along with Kent Bazemore from the Golden State Warriors to the Los Angeles Lakers in exchange for Steve Blake

In July 2014, Brooks participated in the 2014 NBA Summer League from the Sacramento Kings.

Emporio Armani Milano

Brooks signed a one-year deal with the Emporio Milano of the Italian League on August 8, 2014.

In 40 league games with the Emporio Milano, he scored an average of 13.6 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 2.0 assists per game.

Jiangsu Dragons

MarShon Brooks debuted on the Chinese Basketball Association(CBA) in August 2015 by signing with the Jiangsu Dragons.

Memphis Grizzlies

In 2018, the Memphis Grizzlies announced that they signed Brooks to a 10-day contract. 

However, on January 3 2019, he was traded to Chicago Bulls. But the Bulls waived him without playing a single match in the franchise.

Guangdong Southern Tigers

In February 2019, MarShon signed with the Guangdong Southern Tigers of the Chinese Basketball Association, making it his second time in the Association.

MarShon Brooks | NBA Stats

Memphis Grizzlies
Memphis Grizzlies
Los Angeles Lakers
Golden State Warriors
Boston Celtics
Brooklyn Nets
Brooklyn Nets

MarShon Brooks | Net worth and Salary

Since his high school days, MarShon had a very successful basketball career and was destined to have an even brighter one later. 

As of 2024, MarShon Brooks’s net worth is assumed to be around $3 million.

Well, the bulk of his net worth has accrued mainly through his playing career as a professional basketball player.

Likewise, Brooks is currently playing for the Chinese Basketball Association, and his salary is $1,656,092.  All in all, Brooks seems to be living a well-off life with his son and his family.

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Is MarShon Brooks married? Personal Life and Son

MarShon Brooks has revealed very little about his personal life. He tends to keep it guarded against the public and media.

But like any other famous player, Brooks’s fans are also curious about his personal life.

So let us reveal to you guys that MarShon Brooks is a happy father of his son MarShon Noah Brooks.

It may turn out as a surprise to many of his fans and followers. But surprisingly, yes, the talented player has already experienced the joys of parenthood.

MarShon Brooks with his son
MarShon Brooks with his son.

If you scroll through MarShon’s Instagram account, you can see how much he loves his son and spending time with him.

Whenever Brooks isn’t on the court, either for matches, training, or practice, he spends time with his son.

Sadly, due to MarShon’s private nature, he has not disclosed any information about the baby’s mother. So, even anything aside from her name is unknown. 

Likewise, he has also not addressed someone as his girlfriend or wife. Hence we are not sure if he is married or single at the moment.

But if we get any information in the future, we will surely update it here.

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Social Media Presence:

Marshon Brooks is quite active on social media. He has achieved thousands of followers worldwide on social media who admire and respect him. You can follow him via these links,

Instagram: 34.3k followers

Twitter: 45.8k followers

Not to mention, you can also find some interesting posts related to MarShon Brookson matches, achievements, wins on Reddit as well.

Some FAQs:

Is Marshon Brooks retired?

No, MarShon Scitif Brooks is a professional basketball player for the Guangdong Southern Tigers of the Chinese Basketball Association.

What is Marshon Brooks wingspan?

Marshon Brooks is blessed with a 7’1” wingspan.

Is Marshon Brooks injured?

Marshon Brooks ruptured his Achilles tendon on Mar 29, 2021, in a  game against the Zhejiang Golden Bulls and will be sidelined for the rest of the season.

Sadly, his injury has also cast another shadow on Guangdong’s title defense campaign.

As the team is waiting for center player Yi Jianlian’s return. Previously, Yi Jianlian also ruptured his Achilles tendon and was expected to miss the 2020–21 CBA season due to rehabilitation.

What was Marshon Brooks trade controversy about?

In 2019, MarShon Brooks became a part of an awkward controversial trade when it was initially reported that he was to be traded to the Phoenix Suns.

However, as per reports, the trade did not happen because the Phoenix Suns wanted Dillion Brooks and not MarShon Brooks. This awkward controversy led to the trade being canceled altogether.

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