Butler Lands Midwest Standout

Robinson (IL) High shooting guard Nick Brooks is off the board. The standout with the Bloomington Red AAU team is headed to one lucky Horizon League program.

Butler Picks Up Perimeter Standout

Last season, Robinson (IL) High's Nick Brooks averaged 23 points a game. He'll take that scoring average to Butler University in the fall of 2003.

"I knew I was going to go there for a while so I decided that I would commit," Brooks told TheInsidersHoops.com.

Brooks said that Butler recruited him as a shooting guard and that helped him make a decision. "I wanted to get somewhere that I could play. As far as I know, everyone else had me as a three [small forward]."

Obviously, Butler's had some NCAA Tournament history the past few years so that didn't hurt either. "It wasn't real important but it helped knowing that they are a decent basketball team," Brooks said. Yeah, they are pretty decent, Nick.

With Brooks set to be a Bulldog, expect second-year head coach Todd Lickliter to continue his search for a point guard and we think it's a safe assumption that Butler will also try and get bigger with one of its remaining scholarships.

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