Five-Star small forward Keion Brooks Jr. tells Prep Circuit he is down to six schools. He broke down these six and when he sees himself making a decision.
Q: What are your final six schools?
A: "Indiana, Kentucky, UCLA, Purdue, Michigan State and North Carolina."
"Being from Indiana has been a big factor. To be able to wear and represent my state across my chest means a lot. They have also taken the time to go out there way to not just recruit me but recruit my whole family as well. That means a lot to me because I am a very family oriented person."
"Kentucky gives you the opportunity to be on the biggest stage and showcase your talents. Coach Cal makes sure he puts his players in the best position to succeed. He also helps his players reach their goals whether that’s going to the NBA or pursuing another career. When Coach Cal came in to speak to me he let me know that I’m a priority and that he believes I’m built for Kentucky.
"What stands out about UCLA is how much Coach Alford cares about his players. He’s really a players coach and tries to make things cater to his players. Also their play style I believe really fits my game and will allow me to showcase everything I can do on the floor. My visit to UCLA was amazing because I was able to see what life is like being in LA and how hard the players work on a everyday basis."
"Purdue was the first to offer me and that means a lot. For them to offer a scrawny little 15 year old, shows that they really believe in me and my talents. Also being from Fort Wayne helps because recently Coach Painter has had Caleb Swanigan and Raphael Davis and they both went on to have successful careers at Purdue."
"They have been there the longest. They have made conscious efforts to take the time to get to know me and my family. Coach Izzo has put in a lot of time to build a strong relationship with me and the people that are closet to me. I have also been able to build relationships with former players like Miles Bridges and Jaren Jackson Jr. which helps me better understand things from a players perspective."
-"Coach Williams has been doing a great job in making sure that I know I’m a priority. He has said they have nobody like me in their program that can play multiple positions on offense and be able to guard multiple positions on defense.
Q: Now that you have cut down your list down further, where are you in the process and when do you see yourself making a decision?
A: "Now that I have cut it down some more, I hope to be closer to making a decision, but as of right now I’m still taking my time and taking it day by day so I can make the best decision for me and my family."
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