The 2019 class is taking shape and it looks very talented in the Midwest. Keion Brooks of Fort Wayne (Ind.) North Side is one of the reasons for that. He has had high-major schools watching him this fall before he ever plays a high school game. Here is a look at Keion Brooks and his future.
Keion Brooks looks ready to produce from day one at Fort Wayne's North Side. There is a chance that he leads them in scoring as a freshman and that is saying something because they have a talented roster. 2017 prospect Jaylen Butz has mid-major offers and is hearing from a bunch of other schools.
Brooks is rail thin right now. Part of that is the fact that he continues to grow rapidly. He is a legitimate 6-foot-6 and possibly 6-foot-7 as he begins his freshman year. Thanks to his height and length, Brooks plays above the rim with ease right now. As Brooks adds muscle to his frame, he will become more athletic. That will be a scary thought for future opponents.
The freshman does not rely on his height to be productive. His shot is looking really consistent with strong mechanics. During a recent open gym, Brooks was hitting three-pointers off the dribble and while moving without the ball.
Brooks has no second thoughts about grabbing a rebound and pushing the ball up the floor himself. He handles the ball quite well for his size and age. That will be a weapon for him in the years to come.
Big Ten schools Indiana, Michigan State and Purdue have been into see Brooks. Purdue head coach Matt Painter came to watch Brooks with his own eyes a couple of weeks ago. Brooks attended Purdue's “elite” camp in August as well.
It looks like Brooks is hungry to improve. He stayed after the team workout and shot by himself for a long time while NY2LA Sports was at North Side. He appears to be a quiet kid but he competes while on the court without showing a negative attitude.
Keion Brooks is a major, long-term prospect. The combination of his current skill level, his apparent work ethic and projectable body gives Brooks a chance to be a special player.