When you watch Keion Brooks play what stands out is his energy and bounce. The 5 star forward from Fort Wayne Indiana is averaging 23.2 points and 7.7 rebounds in the EYBL. Brooks describes his game as, “very versatile on both ends of the floor I can guard 3 or 4 positions then on offense I can play 3 or 4 positions.” Being able to play that many spots could also be described as position-less.
John Calipari coined that phrase (or at least used that term more than anyone else) so it would make sense for the Wildcats to be in hot pursuit of Brooks. “With Kentucky its been great, with Coach Cal and Coach (Tony) Barbee they’ve been very hands on with talking and texting, trying to get me to go there and really showing me I’m a priority”
UK’s pitch? “Kentucky’s not for everybody, you have to have and edge” Brooks replied, “and they feel like I have that edge.” However right now Kentucky isn’t making that pitch much because it has been made clear. When the staff contacts Brooks now they discuss; family, school or just life.
There is someone else who is also recruiting on Kentucky’s behalf, “Tyrese Maxey, all the time.”
And Brooks has a strong relationship with the Kentucky commit, “He’s like a brother to me.”
Brooks also feels like the two of them would be a good fit on the court, “I’d love to play with Tyrese. He’s a very good guard, he’s unselfish but he can put the ball in the whole as well. He commands a lot of attention so then that takes some of it off me and I can take some pressure off him. We really play off each other really well.”
Right now with his recruitment Brooks is, “taking it day by day.” Eventually he will cut his list down but he doesn’t have a timetable. Whenever Brooks decides there won’t be an issue for his future school to fit him onto their team because he can fill so many roles.