USA Hoops: Jon Brockman

<b>COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – </b> On Thursday, we sat down with Jon Brockman and discussed everything from his height to his current recruiting situation.

Jon Brockman, a power forward out of Snohomish (Wash.) High is 6-7 … without shoes. That's what the USA Basketball staff measured him at Thursday afternoon effectively dispelling the myth about his height. Stick a pair of sneakers on him and he's 6-8.

"Who plays the game barefoot?" Brockman said. "When I'm out there playing I don't care about size. I enjoy playing against guys that are taller than me."

Brockman, a 6-foot-8 power forward (with shoes, of course) is our No. 29 prospect in the country. He's also a very coveted young man with offers from Washington, Gonzaga and UCLA. In addition to those three schools, he likes another trio of programs – Duke, North Carolina and Arizona – but those schools haven't offered him yet.

"Arizona is talking about a visit," Brockman said. "Roy Williams tried to call but I was never there." At this juncture, Brockman has talked with Arizona's Lute Olsen but has never had a chance to speak with either Williams of UNC or Mike Krzyzewski of Duke.

Brockman's plan is to go through the summer and see what happens. Right now, he's not even close to making a decision. Washington made a recent move to try and lock down some local prospects and the forward was part of a three-man unofficial visit with point guard Mitchell Johnson and wing Martell Webster.

"I think they want us all. We play on the same AAU team and we're all friends. We get our individual [recruiting letters] but they talk about three of us also."

The 247-pounder, like most of his peers, really wants to connect and feel comfortable with the coaching staff. "Distance is not a factor. Playing time [or starting] right away is not what I really want to do. If I have a chance to work my way up I'll be fine with that."


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