Jon Brockman is a new player to the NBA. He began his professional career in the 2009-10 season with the Milwaukee Bucks.
He may seem like the average basketball player, weighing in at 255 pounds and standing 6 feet, 7 inches tall, but has many diverse interests that allow him to stand out.
In his free time, he loves relaxing to country tunes and is an adept fisherman.
Brockman was born on March 20, 1987 to Gordy and Becky Brockman. Growing up, his nickname given to him by his friends and family was “Brock.” He has a sister named Kirsten, as well as two brothers named Paul and Adam.
Like most other basketball players, Brockman started getting noticed by the NBA in college. He attended college at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. His career average for scoring is 13.8 points per game, 9.8 rebounds per game.
He is the first player in the school’s history to ever score a career total of over 1800 points, along with over 1200 rebounds. During his tenure at Washington, he also became one of three Pac-10 players to lead the league in rebounding for three years running. He also finished his career with a whopping 60 double-doubles, a feat for any player.
As a result of his basketball prowess, Brockman was awarded many accolades during college. As a junior, he was named Pac-10 Player of the Week three times, and was named to the All-Pac-10 Second Team and the All District First Team.
As a sophomore, he earned a spot on the All-Pac-10 First Team and started in all 32 games that he played in. As a freshman, he became the second rookie in Husky history to accumulate over 200 rebounds in a single season. That year, he helped the Huskies achieve a 26-7 record, and aided them reach the Sweet 16 for the second year in a row. Finally, Pac-10 league coaches voted him the Pac-10 Freshman of the Year.
In 2009, Brockman was drafted by the Portland Trailblazers in the second round of the NBA draft. Later, he was traded to the Sacramento Kings along with Sergio Rodriguez in exchange for Jeff Pendergraph. Then, in 2011 he was traded to Milwaukee in return for Darnell Jackson.
In his first season of professional basketball, Brockman averaged 2.8 points per game and 4.1 rebounds per game. In spite of his low scoring average, Brockman managed to maintain a .534 field goal percentage. Based on his incredible college career, he seems to hold a lot of promise for the NBA.