Keion Brooks Jr is an elite student-athlete currently attending North Side High School in Fort Wayne, IN. Brooks is a highly touted rising sophomore, currently ranked the #15 player in the class of 2019 per Scout. The 6’7 wing had an excellent AAU campaign running with the Indy Hoosiers, playing up a level which is a testament to his talent level. Brooks blend of size and athleticism coupled with his extremely high skill-level make him a high-major bet and a student-athlete with a bright future ahead of him.
I. AAU & SELF ANALYSIS
EM: Congrats on the great Spring/Summer, you turned some heads with your ability. Can you tell us how things went for Indy Hoosiers as a team and for you individually?
KB: My summer went well. I played with the Indy Hoosiers on the UAA circuit. I played 15’s and 17’s. Our season went pretty good and we stayed competitive.
EM: Can you describe your game for those that are not familiar?
KB: I’m a versatile 3. I can score on all 3 levels on the court. I have a high motor and don’t give up on plays. And I use my athletic ability to play above the rim
EM: How often do you work on your game?
KB: I live in they gym basically. I mainly work on my footwork, and being able to score the ball without using so much energy. I also have been in the weight room trying to transform my body
Indy Hoosiers U15 forward Keion Brooks has a bright future. 6-8, long and extremely skilled for his age. Will be fun to watch him develop.
— Mike Schmitz (@Mike_Schmitz) May 28, 2016
Keion Brooks continuing to cook for Indy Hoosiers. When that J is falling,which it is in 2nd half, he looks like top 10 guy in class.
— Rodger Bohn (@rodgerbohn) May 28, 2016
II. ACADEMICS AND OFF-COURT INTERESTS
EM: Can we talk a bit about your interests as a student, what is your favorite subject?
KB: As a student i like to stay focus and get things done because I know I’m a student before an athlete. My favorite subject is history
EM: What do you plan to major in when attending college?
EM: What are your interests off the court?
KB: I like spending time with my family and playing fantasy football
2019 wing Keion Brooks is a special talent. Super athletic shot blocker who understands his strengths
— Wes Hinton (@weshinton83) May 14, 2016
2019 6'8 wing Keion Brooks has the length, athleticism and motor to be special. Once perimeter skills improve he will be top 10 in the class
— NextUpRecruits (@NextUpRecruits) May 15, 2016
EM: Shifting a bit to recruiting, can you tell us which schools have offered?
KB: Xavier and Purdue
EM: Which schools show interest that haven’t yet offered?
KB: Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Maryland,Iowa, IU, Arizona, Virginia, Kansas, Kentucky
EM: Any college campuses you want to get out to and visit?
KB: All those that have shown interest
EM: What factors are important to you and your family when making your college decision?
KB: Definitely want a family atmosphere and somewhere I can make an impact right away.
6'7 2019 SF Keion Brooks is making it look easy at #UCAllAmerican Select Game. Gets more fluid and athletic every time I see him.
— Rodger Bohn (@rodgerbohn) April 6, 2016
Keion Brooks at the 15u level is just too skilled. Rebound coast to coast and one with some nice dribble moves.
— Trevor Andershock (@INBBallSource) July 10, 2016
IV. PERSONAL GOALS & ADVICE
EM: Any personal goals on or off the court?
KB: I most definitely want to go to the NBA and be recognized as one of the better players in the world. And off the court I want to be the valedictorian
EM: Last, if you could give the youth some advice on how to succeed either on or off the court, what would you say?
KB: I would tell them to take their education seriously and be as smart and knowledgeable as possible. I would tell them to keep working hard and block out all the negative noise. Also don’t pay attention to the rankings. Just keep pushing and striving to be the best player and person you can be. Also treat everyone with kindness respect cause you never know who you might have to run into again one day.
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