It is list trimming season, and Indiana has survived the first round of cuts by five-star wing Keion Brooks, Jr. The Fort Wayne, Indiana native announced the final ten schools via Twitter:
⭐️ Top 10 ⭐️ Top 10⭐️ pic.twitter.com/zmZ3RKx0dp
— Keion Brooks Jr. (@KeionB_12) June 11, 2018
Brooks is one of Indiana’s top targets in the class of 2019. At 6-foot-6, he has the versatility to play shooting guard or small forward. Brooks has substantially increased his profile during spring play on the Nike EYBL circuit. During that time he has attracted the attention of multiple top schools including North Carolina and Kentucky. Brooks has averaged 21.9 PPG, 7.5 RPG, 1.5 APG, 1.6 BPG during spring play.
According to the 247 Sports Composite, he is ranked 23rd overall nationally and is the 5th best small forward in the class.
For his junior season at Fort Wayne North, Brooks put up massive numbers, averaging 23.4 points, 9.8 rebounds, and 2.7 assists.
His inclusion of Indiana in the final ten is not surprising. While the competition has intensified in recent months, we would be surprised if Indiana is not part of the final group of schools on the day when a decision is announced. The Hoosiers have strong ties here, as Brooks’ father played college basketball under IU assistant coach Ed Schilling.
Brooks has also stated publicly that playing in-state and wearing “Indiana” across his chest has significance to him.
A decision on a final school is not expected until the fall at the soonest, with more list cuts likely in the interim. Brooks has said previously that he will attend Indiana’s opening practice, or Hoosier Hysteria, in October.
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