Nike: Jon Brockman Spotlight

INDIANAPOLIS -- Jon Brockman isn't in a hurry to make a college decision and two ACC schools could be the reason.

Brockman is drawing interest from Duke and North Carolina, who both join the likes of Washington, Gonzaga and Arizona. The Tar Heels are tracking Brockman at the Nike Camp this week at IUPUI.

The 6-foot-7, 246-pound Brockman hails from Snohomish, Wash., and could be the third player from Washington to head to UNC in recent years. Marvin Williams and Brian Morrison are the others.

For this week, Brockman isn't going to worry too much over whether colleges like him or not. He landed in the Big Ten Conference, meaning he gets to play against several talented power forwards.

"Any time you can play against the top guys, you can see where you stand," Brockman said. "I've played against most of the top players already, but I like going against Richard Hendrix and Tyler Hansbrough. Those are my two favorite players to go against. I think I've done all right against them. They are the best and they deserve to be where they are at, but I did pretty good."

Brockman is aware that UNC and some of his other college choices are recruiting several inside players.

"There is quite a few good power forwards in my class, and it might change some college coaches' mind if I play well against them," Brockman said. "But I don't know what they are thinking."

Brockman said distance is not a factor, as he wants to find a school where he fits and feels as if he belongs no matter how far away from home.

"I know it is going to be a difficult decision and I'm not sure how I'm going to be able to do it," Brockman said. "UNC has just started recruiting me and they said they would watch me during the summer."

Brockman's game is old-fashioned hard work and he's nimble in the paint, which helps him draw fouls. His performance at the Nike Camp has probably solidified his top 25 national ranking, but he still sees room for improvement.

"I've been working on my outside shot and my ballhandling this summer," said Brockman, who plans to play in the Nike Peach Jam in Augusta, Ga., the Nike Main Event in Las Vegas and the Best of the Summer tourney in the suburbs of Los Angeles.

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