Keion Brooks Jr. Nike EYBL Dallas highlights, interview

  • 04/23/2018 3:48 pm in

Class of 2019 Fort Wayne North Side and Indy Heat forward Keion Brooks Jr. had a strong opening weekend on the Nike Elite Youth Basketball League (EYBL) circuit.

Brooks Jr., an IU recruiting target, averaged a team-high 21 points over four games in Dallas and shot 45.3 percent from the field. He was 12-of-19 from behind the 3-point line, averaged six rebounds and attempted 37 free throws.

The 6-foot-7 forward is ranked the No. 22 prospect in the latest 247Composite.

Here are some quick highlights from his 30-point game against Nike Team Florida as well as a postgame interview (courtesy Jeff Drummond on YouTube) he gave in which he discusses Indiana, Kentucky and Michigan State:

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  • marcusgresham

    Correct me if I’m wrong but it would seem like it would be an either/or with Brooks and Hurt. Aren’t they very similar in their skill sets?

  • IUBizmark

    I’m hoping someone can clarify this for me on Brooks, Jackson-Davis, Watford and Hurt. Seems like they’re all very similar from what little I know.

  • AndyCapp

    Would really like to see KBJ in candy stripes! It would continue to solidify Archie’s inside-out approach of Indiana’s best coming to IUBB and ending the reign of Izzo (and Calipari to a lessor degree) poaching our best. Additionally, as he is from Ft. Wayne it would continue to open up the northern Indiana pipeline where, again, Izzo has been most efficient recruiting. An important get!

  • TomJameson

    Marcus, he did mention the “position-less” concept. Coming from Calipari, but still that concept is out there. I think that’s probably a partial answer to you about the similarity in skill sets from multiple players.

  • marcusgresham

    Jackson-Davis is more of a post player than the others, I think, but the other three seem fairly interchangible.

  • VanPastorMan

    I like this Davis kid a lot. He can be very forceful down low.

  • viaswiss

    Hurt will go to Kansas. We will land Keon, TJD, and possibly Watford too. They are all flexible enough to play together. Expect to land a guard with them as well we will have a transfer.

  • inCMitrust

    If I could pick between Hurt, Brooks, Davis and Watford I think I would take Davis first because he seems to be more of an interior player. I see that to be a more important need on the current roster. I don’t believe Hurt is coming to IU, so that leaves Brooks or Watford. A legacy would be great, but so would an in state stud. Get one of the two and an elite guard, we have another top 10 recruiting class. Yes, after Romeo commits next week we will have a top ten class.

  • I’d be happy as a clam to land KBjr and TJD in 2019, along with one of the guard prospects Archie is looking at. Would be happy to see TW come in as well if we happen to have another scholarship available. That’s greedy, I know, but land Romeo in a week and I’ll believe anything’s possible.

  • N71

    That’s perfect thinking. Really good interior players, along with elite point guards are just a rarer breed, therefore Davis is essential. I’d put Watford more towards Race’s style of play (physical) and Brooks similar to Jerome (lean slash/scorer). If Hurt is serious about IU then sure, who wouldn’t welcome a player of his caliber.

  • hardly

    Reminds me of a Pacer I used to watch growing up..his name escapes me though.

  • Hoosier Hall

    Dale Davis? Antonio Davis?

  • CreanFaithful

    TJD in the post, Watford as stretch 4 and Keion on the wing. I don’t think we land all three, but they could definitely play together.

  • hardly

    Actually TJD’s game seems to resemble AD’s game more than DD’s – more mobile and able to step out to perimeter some. DD was an enforcer..I loved watching him play so much because when he was on the floor, there was a legit probability the rim was going to come crashing down to the floor.

  • John D Murphy

    That would be dream class