Mike Pegram, Peegs.com

Schools continue to check in with five-star Keion Brooks

Five-star Keion Brooks is at the beginning stages of his recruitment, but more and more schools are coming in to check on him.

Five-star sophomore Keion Brooks has been extremely impressive during the early part of the season. The versatile 6-foot-8 player has shown much improved athleticism to go with an impressive outside shot, and has led his squad to one of the best starts in the state.

“The season is going well,” said Brooks. “We lost one game which was tough, but we have bounced back and are getting better every game.”

He continued, “I am working on getting stronger and playing more down low so I can take advantage of my size. Also I want to continue to improve taking people off the dribble.”


On the recruiting trail things are just beginning for Brooks, but he is hearing from several programs.

“Lately I’ve been talking to Louisville a little bit, also Michigan State, Purdue, Xavier, Kansas, and a few others,” said Brooks.

Louisville has another Fort Wayne product, Malik Williams, signed in 2017, and while not super close, Williams and Brooks know each other. The two speak somewhat regularly, and Brooks is intrigued by the Cardinals.

“I know they played a tough and athletic style,” said Brooks of Louisville. “I haven’t looked too much into it, but obviously they are a great program.”

The school that has been recruiting Brooks the longest is Michigan State, and he continues to build a relationship with the Spartans.

“I now that they play hard every possession,” Brooks said of the Spartans. “I talked to Coach (Tom) Izzo last month. He told me to keep working hard and that he’d try to catch a game soon.”

The first offer from Brooks came from Purdue, and that continues to be a big thing for the athletic forward.

“That was great to get my first offer,” said Brooks of Purdue. “They offered in the spring so to get that was great. They are a good program as well, so it was great to get that offer from Coach (Matt) Painter.”

For now it is very early for Books in the recruiting process, but he is starting to take a look at things, and expect more schools to get involved before it is all said and done.

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