Bionic Brooks is celebrating his rookie season with the Globetrotters and joins the team as one of the squad’s most powerful dunkers. Prior to making his debut with the Harlem Globetrotters, he played for the Venice Basketball League where he built a following on social media. Brooks currently boasts over 50,000 followers on Instagram alone.
The six-foot-three guard attended Davenport University (Mich.) where he was a member of the men’s basketball and track and field teams. He earned numerous honors, including eight conference championships; three National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics All-American (NAIA) Championships in the high jump; seven NAIA All-American selections in the high jump, long jump, and as a member of the 4x100m relay.
Brooks also set the school record for the highest high jump, measuring 2.20 meters. His longest jump ever recorded was 7.71 meters. Shortly after graduating in 2015, Brooks qualified for USA Track and Field Championships where he finished in the Top-10.
He attended East Kentwoord High School in Grand Rapids, Mich., where he played basketball as a senior and earned all-conference honors twice and was selected to the all-area basketball team.
Brooks first fell in love with basketball as young boy growing up in Saginaw, Mich. He recalls watching his grandmother tune in to see the Detroit Pistons play on television.
“She was always so into the game. I used to observe her watch the Pistons play with such passion and emotion. She would sometimes even shout at the television. I remember picking up a basketball for the first time when I was 4 years old – back then my first goal was made from a milk crate mounted on a wooden backboard, in that moment I felt the same joy and thrill I saw my grandmother display. I knew then I had fallen in love with the sport,” says Brooks.