|Hometown:||San Marcos, Calif.|
|High School:||Mission Hills HS|
Sophomore (2014-15): Sustained a tear of the anterior cruciate ligament in his left leg prior to the season which sidelined him for the entire season while he rehabilited his leg.
Freshman (2013-14): Played in 26 of the first 28 games before ending season pre-maturely with a left foot injury … made collegiate debut in season opener against Coppin State … averaged 7.0 minutes per game … totaled 20 points, 17 rebounds in 83 minutes over final 11 games played … scored career-best eight points (6-of-6 FT) and collected two rebounds in six minutes at home against Washington State … recorded five points and three rebounds in 12 minutes of action against No. 7 Syracuse in the Maui Invitational … registered seven points and three rebounds in 13 minutes of play at home against UCLA … career-high five rebounds against UC Irvine.
High School: A 7-0 center who starred at Mission Hills High School in San Marcos, Calif. … Mission Hills’ first ever California Interscholastic Federation Player of the year … San Diego Union-Tribune 2013 Player of the Year … also garnered First Team All-North County Conference and First-Team all-league laurels as a senior … guided the Grizzlies to their first ever California Interscholastic Federation championship his senior season … rated the 22nd-best center in the nation by ESPN.com … averaged 17.9 points, 11 rebounds and 3.9 blocks per game, while shooting 65 percent from the field … the Grizzlies set a school-record for wins in a season, finishing the 2012-13 campaign with a 29-5 overall record with Rooks leading the way … selected to play in the San Diego County Basketball Coaches Association All-Star Game, where he scored 13 points for the north squad.
Personal: Born Feb. 22, 1995 … parents are Sean Rooks and Susanne O’Brien … has an older sister, Khayla Rooks … father was a four-year standout at Arizona before being selected with the 30th overall pick of the 1992 NBA Draft … he played 12 seasons in the NBA where he appeared in 749 games and scored nearly 5,000 points and collected nearly 3,000 rebounds.