Kentucky transfer and former five-star recruit Keion Brooks Jr. declared Monday that he has dedicated to play for the Washington men’s basketball crew next season. 

The 6-foot-7 tiny ahead completes what has come to be an annual offseason makeover for UW, which delivers in seven newcomers – four transfers and three substantial faculty recruits – to substitute 7 departing gamers. 

Brooks, a Fort Wayne, Indiana, indigenous who appeared in 80 game titles for Kentucky the past 3 seasons, brings a ton of experience to Montlake.  

As a junior last time, he commenced all 33 games and averaged a career-substantial 10.8 details, 4.4 rebounds and 24.5 minutes while capturing 49.1% from the industry and 23.3% on three-tips. 

Brooks scored in double figures in 17 games past time, such as a personalized-very best 27-issue overall performance for then-No. 12 Kentucky for the duration of an 80-62 win against No. 5 Kansas on Jan. 29. 

A calf injury sidelined Brooks for the very first 9 online games of his sophomore yr when he begun three of 16 video games and averaged 10.3 details, 6.8 rebounds and 23.6 minutes. 

As a freshman, Brooks started off six of 31 online games and averaged 4.5 details, 3.2 rebounds and 15.1 minutes. 

In April, Brooks entered the NBA draft without having hiring an agent. 

“His thoughtfulness and maturity not only as a participant, but as a male, will make it possible for him to go via this process and make the ideal conclusion for his long term,” Kentucky mentor John Calipari said at the time in a statement introduced by the university. “He and his household know they have my entire help with what ever they make your mind up.” 

On Might 23, Brooks resolved to return to university for his senior time and grew to become just one of the hottest prospective buyers in the transfer portal. Ohio Condition, UCLA, Florida, Iowa and Memphis to begin with expressed curiosity in the previous 5-star recruit who performed at powerhouse La Lumiere in La Porte, Indiana. 

Brooks reportedly narrowed his record to Washington, Arizona and Notre Dame and following a recruiting trip previous weekend to take a look at Arizona, he selected the Huskies. 

Seemingly, Brooks will get started along with forward Franck Kepnang and guard Noah Williams – who transferred from Oregon and Washington Condition, respectively – as effectively as guards PJ Fuller and Jamal Bey for UW, which misplaced four of its top rated six scorers from a group that concluded 17-15 past period. 

The other Huskies include things like guards Cole Bajema, Koren Johnson and Keyon Menifield, and forwards Langston Wilson, Jackson Grant, Samuel Ariyibi, Tyler Lindhardt and Braxton Meah. 

Brooks is the second Kentucky transfer mentor Mike Hopkins has landed after Quade Environmentally friendly. 


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