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Aaron Brooks is the headliner at Franklin High. The all-american candidate and senior is averaging 21 points a game. Junior guard Lyndale Burleson is accounting for 8.8 points a night and enjoying his time with Brooks.
So what has he learned from Brooks? "How to take over a game and leadership," Burleson said. "I'm going to have to be that leader next year when he's gone. I'm going to have to do that next year. I pick stuff out of his game. He's a good point guard. I'm pretty sure he watches me too."
Lyndale's basketball education is unique. In addition to playing with Brooks, his brother Kevin is currently playing for the Minnesota Golden Gophers. "I don't know if you can count me going to Minnesota as an unofficial visit because my brother plays for them. I know I'm going to go there again just to see what's up. They're recruiting me there pretty heavily."
Burleson said that he's hearing from Tennessee, Kansas, New Mexico, Northwestern, Minnesota, Arizona, Utah, Georgia Tech, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Gonzaga and Texas Tech. Burleson said that he thinks Gonzaga has been to see him this year.
This summer Burleson will team with Marvin Williams on the Seattle Rotary squad and he's got one thing on his mind. "We're trying to win the [adidas] Big Time. I think we can win it this year."
Burleson and Williams have a long history together. They've been playing together since right around the 7th grade and enjoy a close friendship. Burleson hinted that some schools told him that they would like the pair to visit together. However, it's way too early to mention the two in the same sentence as a typical package deal to college.