University of North Carolina junior power forward Garrison Brooks announced on Friday night his decision to return to Chapel Hill in 2020 for his final season of college eligibility. Brooks’ choice to forgo the NBA Draft and come back to school for his senior season was first reported by Jonathan Alexander of The News and Observer.
The 6-foot-9, 235-pound Brooks averaged 16.8 points and a team-best 8.5 boards per game last season. He shot better than 53 percent from the floor, and even knocked down the first two three-pointers of his collegiate career. He also averaged career-bests in assists (2.