Five-star wing Keion Brooks starts his official visit to Kentucky this weekend and it will determine if the Cats actually have a chance at landing the Hoosier native. Brooks plays for La Lumiere (La Porte, Ind.) and has already taken official visits to UCLA and Indiana and will check out North Carolina (Nov. 2nd) and Michigan State (Nov. 16th) after seeing Lexington. He is also considering Purdue.
In the spring and early in the summer some considered the Cats the team to beat for the versatile wing, but once UK landed commitments from Dontaie Allen and Kahlil Whitney on the wing many assumed that Brooks would look elsewhere. It seemed UK was content having two wing players in 2019 and would turn its attention to the frontcourt. That wasn’t the case. Kentucky kept contact with Brooks and he has been open to hearing UK’s pitch.
Lexington, Kentucky ?
— Keion Brooks Jr. (@KeionB_12) October 19, 2018
We’ve been told that UK would like to add one more perimeter player to the class of 2019. When the Cats missed out on five-star shooting guard Scottie Lewis (Florida) it’s now down to Brooks, Jaden McDaniels and Cole Anthony as the remaining options for Kentucky.
Indiana is currently the heavy favorite. Brooks had an interesting quote to the Indianapolis Star saying representing his state is important to him:
“We’re not called the basketball state for no reason,” he said. “I take pride in representing my state, representing my city where I’m from, so that really plays a lot in my decision of what I’m going to do.”
Let’s hope that the visit goes well enough he changes his mind and gets out of the stinkiest state in America.