Brockman Still "Torn"

The decision making process for Jon Brockman is almost complete. All that remains is an official visit to Washington.

Jon Brockman is legitimately torn.

The rugged 6-7 power forward from Snohomish High (Wash.), who has narrowed his choices to the home-state University of Washington and Duke, will take an official visit to Lorenzo Romar's program on Oct. 8 and then make a final decision.

``Both schools are a really good situation for me," Brockman said. "Duke is Duke and they're at the top right now. Washington is rising and they have the potential to be at the top. It's two different looks."

Speaking of looks, Brockman said it's not just basketball or one factor that will determine his decision. It's how he gets along with the staff, the players, the environment, playing time, academics and a feel for the situation.

``I believe that if the right place I belong is away from home, then that's where I should be," Brockman said in response to his desire to stay close to home. "My parents feel the same way."

Brockman is also different than most of his peers in their expectation of immediate playing time.

``I know that no matter where I'm going, I'm going to have to work hard," he said. "But if I work hard I think I can contribute. I don't expect – or want – coaches to promise me playing time because if I was already on the team, I wouldn't want them saying to someone else that they'll get playing time. The main thing for me is going to be a gut feeling."

As for when he gets that "gut feeling", it's anyone's guess – including Brockman's.

``It could happen any day," Brockman said. "I don't really know."

``I want to go on the visit to Washington, even though I've seen the campus a lot, so I can compare an official visit at both places. Then I'll talk it over with my family for a few days and hopefully make a decision."

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