#32 Joey Brooks
Did not see action for the Irish in his senior season … appeared in 80 career games that included eight starts … scored 187 points (2.3 ppg.) and grabbed 97 rebounds (1.2 rpg.).
SENIOR SEASON (2012-2013):
Elected not to play during his final season … practiced with the team but did not dress for games.
JUNIOR SEASON (2011-2012):
Played in a career-high 31 games and made eight starts … scored 100 points and hauled down 59 rebounds … averaged career-high totals in points (3.2) and rebounds (1.9) … also posted career-best marks in assists (20) and blocked shots (3) … scored in double-figures four times during the season … logged 345 minutes (11.1 mpg.) on the court … made his first career start in the season opener, an 80-67 win over Mississippi Valley State … tallied nine points, four rebounds and matched a career-high total with three assists in the Mississippi Valley State contest … netted a career-high 13 points and hauled down a career-best nine rebounds in a 59-53 win over Detroit in the second game of the season … also had two assists and two steals in a career-high 35 minutes against Detroit … matched his career-high point total in a 13-point, six-rebound effort in an 84-59 victory over Bryant … also deposited 13 points in a 65-47 triumph of Dartmouth … scored 12 points and tied a career-high with three assists in a 106-65 besting of Sacred Heart … played in 17 BIG EAST contests and notched 21 points and 23 rebounds in league play … made his first career BIG EAST start against Rutgers.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2010-2011):
Played in 27 games … a valuable contributor off the bench for the Irish … tallied 42 points (1.6 ppg) and 29 rebounds (1.1 rpg) … had 11 assists and 10 steals … played 10-plus minutes in eight games … scored a season-best seven points in the season-opening win over Georgia Southern … registered a career-high three steals in the Georgia Southern contest … matched a career-high total with four rebounds in a win against Chicago State … made a season-high five free throws (on eight attempts) in a home victory over St. John’s … also hauled down four boards in against UMBC and St. John’s … played a then career-high 24 minutes at St. John’s.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2009-2010):
Played in 22 games, which was the most of any Fighting Irish freshman during the 2009-10 season … tallied 45 points, nine rebounds and nine steals … scored two points and had a steal in the season opener against North Florida … scored four points, grabbed a season-high four rebounds and had two steals in a season-high 12 minutes against Liberty … four points against Idaho State … notched five points versus IUPUI … Played in 22 games, which was the most of any Fighting Irish freshman during the 2009-10 season … tallied 45 points, nine rebounds and nine steals … scored two points and had a steal in the season opener against North Florida … scored four points, grabbed a season-high four rebounds and had two steals in a season-high 12 minutes against Liberty … four points against Idaho State … notched five points versus IUPUI …
AWARDS AND HONORS:
BIG EAST All-Academic Team (2009-10).
Enjoyed tremendous final campaign at Strake Jesuit College Preparatory as he led his team to a 37-1 record en route to a berth in the District 18-5A state tournament final four before losing in state semifinals … his prep team earned top-10 recognition during the season in the national rankings in both the ESPN and MaxPrep polls … averaged 22.3 points, 7.3 rebounds, 2.0 steals and 1.6 assists in final scholastic season … three-year starter under head coach Wayne Jones … finished his senior campaign as the second-leading scorer in the Greater Houston area … registered at least 15 points in 37 of the 38 games on the season, including netting 33 points in one contest … three-time captain … selected to play in the Capital Classic High School All-Star Game in Washington, D.C. … led team to conference and regional championships in his junior and senior seasons … garnered all-conference honors three times and was named all-city twice … earned all-state honors and all-region honors in final season … two-time all-district honoree … averaged 20.1 points, 5.7 rebounds and 2.3 assists in his junior season while leading his team to the University Interscholastic League (UIL) district title … named to the Greater Houston All-area Team in final two scholastic campaigns … named MVP at the Lee College Tournament after leading his team to the tournament championship and was selected to the all-tournament team at the Wataburger Classic … first private school player to win MVP honors in the 69-history of the HISD-Jaycees Tournament as he did so in 2008 … averaged 16.5 points as a sophomore.
Full name is Lott Joseph Brooks IV … second oldest of three children … has an older sister Chelsea and a younger brother Jordan … member of Boys Scouts of America who earned prestigious ranking of Eagle Scout … son of Lott J. Brooks III and Denise Crawford … an active volunteer at Jack and Jill of America Inc. … father played basketball at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Fla. … born in Houston, Texas … men’s basketball representative on Notre Dame’s Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) during the 2010-11 and 2011-12 school years … graduated from the Mendoza College of Business with a degree in marketing.