Bruton moved to Australia at the age of three when his father Calvin Bruton, Sr. moved to Australia to play for the Brisbane Bullets in 1979. Bruton has played for numerous NBL teams over his career including the Perth Wildcats, Brisbane Bullets, Wollongong Hawks, Canberra Cannons, Sydney Kings and New Zealand Breakers.Bruton has worked hard for the six championship rings he has won during his time as a professional basketball player. The American-born Australian has been an "on and off-court leader" for the Auckland-based Breakers team for the last six years.
On March 21, 2014, CJ played his final NBL game in an 83-95 loss to the Cairns Taipans. In front of a huge Breakers' crowd at Vector Arena, he recorded 11 points, 3 assists and 1 rebound in what was his 516th NBL game.
He and his wife, Jessica, have two sons, Rio and Roc.
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