Indiana coach Archie Miller continued hitting in-state recruiting today, watching and offering a scholarship to the top 2019 Indiana high school player.
Miller and assistant Ed Schilling were at Fort Wayne North, and offered a scholarship to five-star forward Keion Brooks.
The 6-foot-8 forward is ranked No. 14 nationally in the 2019 Scout.com rankings.
Schilling brings longtime ties to the Brooks family. Schilling coached Keion Brooks Sr. at Wright State.
Michigan State coach Tom Izzo and assistant Dane Fife also were at Fort Wayne North today.
Brooks now has offers from a number of major programs, including Indiana, Michigan State, Purdue, Butler, Kansas State and Xavier.
Michigan watched Brooks on Monday, Minnesota was in to see him last year and Kansas has called about him.
This was the first in-person meeting with IU’s new coach staff and Brooks and Brooks’ parents.
“It went really well. They made it clear he’s a priority in the 2019 class,” Fort Wayne North coach Shabaz Khaliq told Peegs.com “They said he’s someone they want to focus on.
“Obviously coming up and seeing him, coach Miller coming personally to make the offer face to face, sitting with his family, that set the tone for how they want it to go, how important he is.
“They want the top kids in state.”
Athletic and skilled already at his age, Brooks has all the makings of an instant-impact college basketball player.
He averaged 20.5 points, 7.4 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game in lead Fort Wayne North to a Class 4A state runner-up.
He shot 59.7 percent from the field (176-for-295), including 36.2 percent from the arc, and 69.6 percent from the line.
“They like his length and size, his ability to stretch the floor with how he shots, the way he runs and moves and the versatility he has as a player,” Khaliq said. “He’s excited about him being able to be successful if he would step on campus.”
As a sophomore, Brooks is in the early stages of his recruitment, even though Michigan State has been pursuing hard for a while.
“He’s enjoying the process. He’s feeling things out with the support of his family,” Khaliq said. “He’s a very humble kid. He doesn’t get too caught up in anything.
“He’s even keel about everything. He’s enjoying the process, taking campus visits when he can and taking in every experience. His ultimate focus is trying to get better as a player.”
Indiana talked with Brooks about a visit, which likely will happen in time.
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