University of Miami Athletics

Nysier Brooks






240 lbs.


Redshirt Senior


Philadelphia, Pa.

Previous School


High School

Advanced Prep International (Texas)

As a Senior (2019-20): NABC Honors Court
Transferred from the University of Cincinnati … Sat out season in accordance with NCAA rules.

As a Junior at Cincinnati (2018-19): Started all 35 games, averaging 8.1 points, 6.3 rebounds and 1.5 blocks in 22.9 minutes … Ranked among the AAC leaders in blocks (third at 1.5), offensive rebounds (fourth at 2.7) and rebounds (No. 11 at 6.3) … Posted three double-doubles … Led the Bearcats in rebounds in 15 games … Recorded at least two blocks in 17 games … Scored 17 points on 5-of-8 shooting from the field and 7-of-8 shooting from the free throw line with eight rebounds against South Carolina State (12/22) … Matched a career high, scoring 17 points on 6-of-8 shooting against UConn (1/12) … Matched a career high with five blocks against Wichita State (2/17) …Grabbed a career-high 12 rebounds against SMU (2/27) and Memphis (3/2) … Tallied 16 points on 6-of-8 shooting with six rebounds and two blocks against Houston (3/10) … Scored a team-high 13 points to go with a game-high nine rebounds against Wichita State (3/16) in the semifinals of the AAC Tournament … Aided the Bearcats to a 28-7 (14-4 AAC) finish, including winning the AAC Tournament and reaching the NCAA Tournament.

As a Sophomore at Cincinnati (2017-18): Started two of 35 games played, averaging 2.6 points, 2.3 rebounds and 0.6 blocks in 9.7 minutes … Pulled down three or more rebounds in 11 games … Recorded at least one block in 10 conference games … Blocked two shots each at No. 21 Xavier (12/2), at USF (1/13) and at Wichita State (3/4) … Scored a season-high nine points on 3-of-3 shooting from the field in 13 minutes against Alabama State (11/27) … Netted eight points on 4-of-5 shooting with two rebounds, a block and a steal in 12 minutes against Cleveland State (12/21) … Tallied eight points with five rebounds in 11 minutes against ECU (1/20) … Made his first collegiate start, pulling down a season-best eight rebounds with four points and two assists in 12 minutes against Western Carolina (11/13) … Grabbed a team-high seven rebounds at Temple (1/4) … Helped the Bearcats go 31-5 (16-2 AAC), sweep the AAC championships and make the NCAA Tournament Round of 32.

As a Freshman at Cincinnati (2016-17): Played in 33 games as a reserve, averaging 2.4 points, 1.6 rebounds and 0.7 blocks in 8.5 minutes … Scored 10 points on 4-of-5 shooting with four rebounds and three blocks against Samford (11/23) … Had eight points with three rebounds against Fairleigh Dickinson (12/17) … Recorded a season-best five blocks with four rebounds at East Carolina (1/15) …Tallied eight points in a season-high 16 minutes against USF (1/29) … Grabbed a season-high five rebounds at UConn (3/5) … Earned the Legion of Excellence award for the highest GPA (3.5) on the men’s basketball team … Cincinnati finished 30-6 (16-2 AAC) and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

High School: Graduated from Advanced Prep International (API) in Dallas … Tabbed as a three-star prospect by 247Sports, ESPN and Rivals … Considered the No. 207 recruit nationally by 247Sports, as well as No. 213 on its composite list … Averaged eight points, eight rebounds and two blocks in his lone year at API, helping the team go 34-7 and win the league title … Aided his team to a No. 24 finish in the No. 24 in the USA TODAY Super 25 Expert Rankings, alongside teammate Terrance Ferguson, the No. 21 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft … Attended Life Center Academy (N.J.) as a junior, tallying 12 points and eight rebounds per game while playing for the No. 1 pick in the 1989 NBA Draft, Pervis Ellison … Went to Archbishop Carroll (Pa.) as a sophomore and Imhotep Charter (Pa.) as a freshman, claiming the Class AAA state title at the latter.

Personal: Full name is Nysier Ta-Jhon Brooks … Goes by Nas … First name is pronounced Nah-SEER… Born Dec. 5, 1996 … Parents are John Walter Mitchell and Monique Brooks … Guardian is James Johns … Has 10 siblings (two older sisters, three younger sisters and five younger brothers) …  Majoring in criminology with a minor in sociology … Career goal is to be a children’s psychologist … Enjoys giving back to the youth in his community … Made the Dean’s List in two of his three years at Cincinnati … Favorite athlete is Russell Westbrook because of his activity on the court and determination to be the best … Best sports memory is getting a late-game stop at Wichita State in 2018 to clinch the AAC regular season title with the Bearcats … Chose Miami because he felt it would help him get better on and off the court, as well as allow him to build a resume and gain the tools he needs for the workplace when he is done with basketball … Committed to Miami over Baylor, Georgia, LSU, Texas Tech, UCLA, Virginia Tech and West Virginia.