Brooks' decision due Wednesday

Louisville (KY) Doss small forward Jeff Brooks (6-8, 190) will announce his choice between Arkansas and Penn State early Wednesday morning.

The University of Arkansas basketball program will find out early Wednesday morning whether its early signing class will consist of one or two plays.

Jeff Brooks, a 6-8, 190-pound small forward from Lousiville (KY) Doss, has decided between Arkansas and Penn State and will announce his decision publicky and sign with that school at 10 a.m. EST at his school on Wednesday.

It will come on the last day of the week-long early signing period.

"It's been a lot of pressure trying to figure out where I really wanted to go, but I am sure of it now," Brooks said. "It will be good to get it over with and get it out of the way."

He said there are positives about both places that he learned from visiting Penn State on Sept. 15-17and Arkansas on Nov. 12-14.

"Penn State has great academics and the opportunity to play right away and is in the Big 10, which is a great conference," Brooks said. "But those same things are also there at Arkansas for the most part. I really loved coming down to Arkansas and loved what I got to see. I also just really loved being around the coaches and players."

Brooks, who just turned 17 and wears a size 18 shoe, averaged 11 points his junior high school season in his first year at Doss after transferring from Shawnee.

He then blew up on the AAU circuit in the summer with four MVP awards at the Blue Chip Camp, another one at the Five-Star Camp and then sensational efforts in AAU Tournaments in South Carolina, Las Vegas and California.

That brought scholarship offers from Arkansas, Penn State, Oregon, West Virginia, Georgia, Virginia Tech, North Carolina State and Old Dominion to join pre-summer offers from Western Kentucky and Eastern Kentucky.

It also brought interest from Kentucky and Louisville, both of whom have had him on campus and were hoping he would wait until the spring signing period to make a decision.

"But I am going to stick with the teams that were on me at first," Brooks said. "I am happy with my decision and now all I have to do is let everybody know."


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