With UChicago’s graduation coming up on June 11, it is time to start saying farewell to our six seniors…
Brooks came aboard the Maroons in 2012. The 6-foot-6 freshman saw time in 20 games, averaging 3.9 points and 4.2 rebounds a matchup. He also shot a team-best 53.4 percent from the field.
As a senior, the forward started in all 25 games on the season, and averaged 5.6 points and 5.9 rebounds per contest. Additionally, he continued to lead the team in field-goal percentage (56.6 percent).
Over his four-year career at UChicago, Brooks played in 94 matchups (starting 75 of them) and averaged 6.4 points and 5.9 rebounds a game, on 56.7 percent shooting. He ranks eighth in career rebounds and blocks in school history, with 533 and 37 respectively, while coming in fifth in field-goal percentage during his 2014-15 season (57.4 percent).
So now that it’s time to leave the game behind, what is this Public Policy and Psychology major going to do this summer and beyond?
“I plan to start training for a full-time position at Piper Jaffray in June in Minneapolis, and then will begin work in New York after the Fourth of July, where I’ll be for the next two to three years. I’m definitely looking forward to spending some time outside of Chicago. I’ve never lived anywhere else, so I’m excited to live in New York for a few years.”
But of course, Brooks will miss Maroon basketball too.
“I’ll miss the guys on the team a lot, and the family environment that we had. Between living in the same building as seven other players and seeing them almost day, it’s going to be weird without them.”
Your UChicago family wishes you the best of luck moving forward, Nate! Maroon pride!