Brockman Selected By Portland In NBA Draft
June 25, 2009
NEW YORK -- University of Washington senior forward Jon Brockman was selected by the Portland Trail Blazers in the second round of Thursday's NBA Draft with the 38th overall pick.
Brockman is scheduled to join former Husky Brandon Roy in Portland. Roy was a senior while Brockman was a freshman.
Brockman is the fifth player during head coach Lorenzo Romar's seven years at Washington to be selected in the NBA Draft. He joins Spencer Hawes (1st round, 10th overall, 2007 Sacramento), Roy (1st round, 6th overall, 2006 Minnesota), Bobby Jones (2nd round, 37th overall, 2006 Philadelphia) and Nate Robinson (1st round, 21st overall, 2005 Phoenix) as Huskies to be selected in the last five NBA drafts. Martell Webster (1st round, 6th overall, 2005 Portland) had committed to play at Washington, but instead declared for the draft out of high school.
During the 2008-09 season, Brockman led the Husky men's basketball team to a 26-9 record and Washington's first outright Pac-10 title in 56 years. Brockman averaged 14.9 points and 11.5 rebounds per game as a senior. He led the Pac-10 in rebounding and was second with 18 double-doubles. He earned his second-consecutive All-Pac-10 selection and was honorable mention All-American.
Brockman led the Huskies in rebounding four-straight seasons and ranked seventh nationally in that category in 2008-09. He completed his collegiate career with 1,805 points (13.8 ppg) and 1,283 rebounds (9.8 rpg) and graduates as the UW's all-time career leader in rebounds and as the Huskies' second-leading scorer. He recorded a remarkable 60 double-doubles during his career and is the first Husky and only the fourth player in Pac-10 history to surpass 1,800 career points and 1,200 rebounds.
Brockman was named the 2009 Chip Hilton Player of the Year Award recipient, given annually to the nation's top player demonstrating outstanding character, leadership and talent. Brockman is an architectural studies/construction management major.The native of Snohomish, Wash., arrived at Washington in 2005 as one of the most decorated high school players to ever join the Huskies. Brockman was a McDonald's All-American and was listed as the No. 1 prospect in the Best of the West poll compiled by the Long Beach Press Telegram. He averaged 30.2 ppg and 14.0 rpg as a senior and once scored 51 points against Stanwood in 2005.
Brockman is the first Snohomish County native to be selected in the NBA Draft since ex-Husky Jack Nichols was picked in the first round of the 1948 draft by the Boston Celtics.