Keion Brooks, Jr. Set to move to UW from Kentucky

Kentucky forward Keon Brooks, who recently announced the 2022 NBA draft while maintaining his eligibility, made a commitment to Washington after an official visit to Montlake last week. Brooks pulled his name from the draft nearly two weeks ago.

With an enlistment dead period until May 28, the visit to Washington was Brooks’ first official visit. He has since visited Arizona.

It was an interesting reversal for Brooks, who told Adam Zagoria of Zagos’ blog he had “no plans to go back to college” less than three weeks ago when he first announced the draft.

Brooks, who played the last three seasons in Kentucky, has two seasons of eligibility remaining if he wants to use them. He became the fourth college transfer to join Washington before the 2022 season, along with the goalkeeper Noah Williams (Washington State), center Frank Kippnang (Oregon) middle Braxton Meh (Fresno State). It is also the second move to Kentucky during Mike Hopkins Era, the next guard Quad Green.

Brooks was a top 15 national recruit for La Lumiere during the 2018-19 season, pairing with the former Washington F/C team. Isaiah Stewart To help La Lumiere reach second place in the National Championship. That season, Brooks averaged just over 20 points and 7.5 rebounds per game. He chose Kentucky over scholarship offers from Indiana, Michigan State, North Carolina, and many more.

He played in 31 games as a freshman, averaging 4.5 points per game. His points per game jumped to 10.3 the following season despite missing his first nine games with a leg injury. Last season, he averaged 10.8 points and 4.4 rebounds per game in 33 games.

When Brooks initially announced the draft, the Wildcats moved quickly, securing a commitment from the former Illinois State player. Antonio ReevesBrooks, who plans to wear No. 12, No.

Huskys need scoring, which Brooks can certainly provide. He scored 17 times during the 2021-22 season, including 27 points in a win in Kansas. UW lost nearly 70 percent of its goals from last season, led by 21 points per game from top guard Terrell Brown.

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