Dillon Brooks and Ceejay Nofuente have been selected as the Toyota Players of the Week for February 8-14.
Brooks averaged 19 points, two rebounds and three assists over four games with the Memphis Grizzlies to earn Player of the Week honours. So far this season, the 25-year-old has been averaging 15.8 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game. Brooks was drafted 45th overall at the 2017 NBA Draft by the Houston Rockets before being traded to the Grizzlies. In his first NBA game with Memphis, the Mississauga native scored the most points ever by a Canadian in an NBA debut with a historic 19 points. Brooks recently played for Canada during the third window of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Qualifiers and won silver at the 2015 Pan American Games. He has already expressed his commitment towards representing Canada this summer on their path to Tokyo.
Ceejay Nofuente led the way for Hogsbo Basket Goteborg in their victory over Lulea Basket with a triple-double. The 27-year-old scored 26 points, 11 rebounds and 12 assists in their win. Nofuente attended Humber College in her hometown of Toronto, where she became the first athlete in OCAA history to be named Athlete of the Year for three consecutive seasons. Currently, she remains Humber’s all-time leader in points, assists, steals, and blocks. Nofuente represented Canada at the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru.
Canada Basketball’s Player of the Week is sponsored by Toyota.