Sept. 18, 2009
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The Sacramento Kings today signed rookie forward Jon Brockman to a contract, according to Kings President of Basketball Operations Geoff Petrie. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Brockman was selected by the Portland Trail Blazers in the second round (38th overall) of the 2009 NBA Draft and his draft rights were acquired by the Kings along with guard Sergio Rodriguez and cash considerations in exchange for the draft rights to Jeff Pendergraph, who the Kings selected with the 31st pick.
In four seasons (2005-06 - 2008-09) with the University of Washington, Brockman averaged 13.8 points (.534 FG%, .612 FT%), 9.8 rebounds and 1.0 assists per game in 131 career games. The 6-7, 255-pound forward finished his collegiate career as the Huskies' all-time rebounder with 1,283 boards and second-leading scorer with 1,805 points.
Brockman became the first player in school history to record more than 1,800 points and 1,200 rebounds, a feat achieved by only four players in Pac-10 history. A two-time All-Pac-10 First Team selection, Brockman averaged a double-double in each of his last two seasons (14.9 ppg and 11.5 rpg in 2008-09 and a career-best 17.8 ppg and 11.6 rpg in 2007-08).
Brockman was a teammate of current Kings center Spencer Hawes during the 2007-08 season at Washington.
Thanks to the Sacramento Kings for this report.