Friday was a big day recruiting-wise for the SEC as the conference received two Top-100 players for the 2019 class.
Keion Brooks, a 6’7 prospect from La Lumiere, has been considered one of the top prospects in the class of 2019 and for his position. He is a versatile, lengthy prospect that produces on so many levels.
He announced on Friday night that he would be heading to Kentucky, choosing the Wildcats over Michigan State, Indiana, and North Carolina.
Brooks now joins an impressive class already at Kentucky, teaming up with Kahlil Whitney, Tyrese Maxey, and Dontaie Allen. The Indiana prospect is one that should provide an instant impact for the Wildcats next season, especially with his ability to play multiple positions, his size, and ability to score.
Coach Cal may have ideas of using him as he did with Kevin Knox, giving him opportunities to take advantage of mismatches on the floor.
Phenom Hoops was able to check Brooks out at the 2017 EYBL in Atlanta, saying:
“He was non-stop movement on offense. Brooks has fantastic length and size, showcasing his ability to be a very versatile prospect.”
We also reported this in 2017, as Brooks was one of the top five standouts at the Nike EYBL.
“Brooks is a lengthy, athletic ball of energy on the floor. His game reminds some of Jarron Blossomgame as he floats in between the 3 and the 4 player assignments. One could also draw some similarities between he and fellow Hoosier state product Kris Wilkes at the same stage. He has upside as a lock down defender and his ability to produce across the board is what intrigues. He averaged 18.3 points, 6.3 boards and 1.8 assists on the day. He is a Top 25 type prospect and carries an offer sheet that agrees with that.”
Depending on who stays at Kentucky, Brooks should have a chance to showcase his talent early. But once again, Kentucky has reeled in another top class and one that should have the Wildcats in great condition in the future.