BotS: Garrison Brooks

SUWANEE, Ga. — The Alabama Challenge feature several gifted 2017 prospects playing up in age this weekend at the Best of the South, and Alabama native Garrison Brooks proved to be a standout on Friday.

Garrison Brooks enjoys a great many inherent advantages. He's already 6-9, very mobile changing ends of the court and appears to possess sure hands. He showcased abundant ability on Friday before a large gathering of college coaches.

Brooks projects as a power forward, rather than a center, based on his ability to run. Though not a polished offensive player by any means, he appears to be a solid finisher and should enjoy a size matchup throughout high school and college as long as he's the second-biggest guy on the court for his team.

Even at this early stage, a regional high-major battle has entered into focus.

"I talk to Mississippi State all the time ... Georgia, Vanderbilt, Auburn," Brooks said. "I talk to those schools like every day."

Brooks said that all four of those programs have offered a scholarship, in addition to UAB and Texas Tech.

Indeed, MSU boss Ben Howland sat courtside in the Challenge's afternoon contest, and he had plenty of company.

Brooks is a rapidly rising prospect in the rising junior class whose recruitment should continue to expand and flourish.

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