The 6-foot-9, 215-pound senior big man from Lancaster High (Calif.) sat out last season due to academics, so he realizes that his grades may scare away potential suitors.
That's why Brackins is headed to prep school – most likely the new Boys to Men Math and Science Academy, which is headed by former Julian coach Loren Jackson.
``It was very hard to watch my team this past year," Brackins said. "They got outrebounded every game."
Brackins is a long, athletic shot-blocker who runs the floor well – but needs to develop a low-post game.
He averaged 12 points, eight boards and three blocks per game as a sophomore and began to make a name for himself locally before he was shelved with a broken wrist.
``Then everybody forgot about me," Brackins said.
Until this past summer.
Brackins, who turns 18 in October, got his first significant taste of AAU ball and got the attention of more than a few high-major coaches.
``The grades scared some of them off," he said. "And I totally understand."