Tar Heels in the Pros: Garrison Brooks suffers season-ending injury

The former UNC basketball standout has suffered a rather significant injury that will end his season for the BC Wolves.
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Former UNC basketball standout Garrison Brooks received some unfortunate news, as he suffered a season-ending injury while competing for the BC Wolves of the Lithuanian Basketball League.

According to the team's official press release, Brooks was diagnosed with a fractured sacrum, as they estimate that recovery time will take at least two months. This will keep the former Tar Heel out of action as his team completes the remainder of the season.

Prior to the injury, Brooks played in 19 games in the national league play, averaging 8.1 points and 4.5 rebounds. In the European Cup (BKT EuroCup) tournament, Brooks appeared in 9 games and recorded 7.6 points to go along with 4.3 rebounds per contest.

This is disappointing news for the now 24-year-old, as he has been playing overseas since the start of the 2023-2024 season. Now, the former Tar Heel will look to rehab his injury and make a return in the near future as he looks to continue his professional basketball career.


Brooks spent his first four collegiate seasons with the UNC basketball program, as he developed into a strong post presence for the Tar Heels. During his junior season, his best year on campus, Brooks earned second-team All-ACC honors and was tabbed as the conference's Most Improved Player.

Best wishes to former Tar Heel Garrison Brooks as he rehabs from his season-ending injury.