Mercedes

Brooks

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Guard/Forward
Height: 6'0"
Class: Senior
City/State: Wichita Falls, Texas
High School: Rider HS
Other College: Trinity Valley CC
Experience: 1 Letter

Bio

CAREER
* Entering first season as a Lady Tiger.
* Has two seasons of eligibility remaining.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2017-18 AT TRINITY VALLEY)
* Started all 37 games for NJCAA Division I national runner-up Trinity Valley.
* Named to NJCAA Division I Championship All-Tournament Team.
* Averaged 16.4 points, 7.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game.
* Scored a season-high 30 points against San Jacinto College-North on December 6.
* Double-digit scoring in 33 games.
* Had 10 games with double-digit rebounds, including season-high 19 against Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College.
* Shot 47.5 percent from the field and 78.2 from the free throw line.
* Honored with TVCC’s Leadership Award.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2016-17 AT KANSAS STATE)
* Played in 18 contests for the Wildcats.
* Scored 21 points, grabbed eight rebounds and two steals, and dished out two assists.

HIGH SCHOOL (2012-16)
* Three-time TGCA All-State selection.
* Three-time Red River 22 MVP.
* Three-time District 5-5A Player of the Year.
* 2016 TABC All-State and All-Region selection.
* 2016 TGCA Legacy All-State Team, made up of top 20 female athletes in 5A and 6A in the state of Texas.
* 2016 McDonald’s All-American nominee.
* Played in TABC All-State Game.
* Averaged 18.9 points, seven rebounds, 3.5 assists and 2.5 steals in her senior year.
* Averaged 18.1 points, 3.7 assists, 2.8 steals and 2.0 blocks as a junior and led team to 30-4 record and a Class 5A Region 1 semifinal appearance.
* Ran track until sophomore year of high school.

PERSONAL
* Daughter of Robert and Diann Brooks.
* Has three sisters, Jasmine, Taliyah and Robyn, and a brother, Robert, Jr.; Jasmine ran track at Texas Southern, while Taliyah rank track at Arkansas.
* Born on September 24, 1997.
* Majoring in Interdisciplinary Studies.
* Likes to swim and draw.
* Favorite food – chopped beef sandwiches.
* Favorite music/artist – hip hop and country.
* Favorite hangout activity – going to the movies and shopping.
* Favorite movies – Million-Dollar Baby and Love & Basketball.
* Life after basketball – Be a coach, while travelling the world to teach kids how to play the game.
* Why LSU? I felt like the coaches could put me in the best situation to help me realize my dreams.
* O the places I will go – Bora Bora, Africa.
* Started playing basketball at age 12.
* Full name is Mercedes Nashawn Brooks.

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