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Keion Brooks is Playing for a National Championship

James Cocherell | 247

James Cocherell | 247

A future Kentucky Wildcat is one win away from a National Championship.

Five-star small forward Keion Brooks and top-ranked La Lumiere will take on IMG Academy and future North Carolina Tar Hell Armando Bacon Jr. in the Geico National Championship today at 12:30 p.m. ET on ESPN.

In the semifinals against Oak Hill Academy, Brooks made 9-of-16 shots (2-for-5 from three-point land) to score a team-high 20 points. He added six boards, two assists and only two turnovers in the one-point win. A few of his best moments from the win:

Through two games at the Geico Nationals, Brooks is averaging 19 points and 8 rebounds per game. He’s shooting 57% from the field and 42.9% from behind the three-point line.

Throughout the entire tournament, he’s had some support from the BBN in New York City. Blue always gets in.


Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

16 Comments for Keion Brooks is Playing for a National Championship

  1. ScottGreene22
    11:40 am April 6, 2019 Permalink

    He will look great in blue and white next season

  2. UKBigBlueForever
    11:50 am April 6, 2019 Permalink

    He plays the same position as PJ did right? Yes I know I could google… Too lazy lol.

    • WatchutalkinboutWillis
      11:53 am April 6, 2019 Permalink

      Not exactly. Where PJ was more of an under-sized big who went from the basket out I see Keion being more of stretch 4 type who plays outside in.

    • ScottGreene22
      12:37 pm April 6, 2019 Permalink

      Maybe even a point forward definitely stretch the floor from 3

    • Dowser
      12:50 pm April 6, 2019 Permalink

      Not to sound critical… but does anyone expect Cal to give a “big” any freedom to step away and shoot…? I believe Knox was the only player in 10 years.

    • BBNDan7
      1:47 pm April 6, 2019 Permalink

      Did you just call Knox a “big”?….

    • runningunnin.454
      1:25 pm April 6, 2019 Permalink

      AD, MKG, Harrellson, Skal, EJ, NR, and PJ.

  3. 8 god
    12:05 pm April 6, 2019 Permalink

    Holy moly, la Lumiere has the #1, #3, #4, and #9 players in Indiana, all top 250 nationally, and two of them are Keion Brooks and Isaiah Stewart

  4. todd3940
    1:48 pm April 6, 2019 Permalink

    I’m not impressed with Keion Brooks. He’s Keldon 2.0. Missed 3’s, blocked at the rim and turnovers in traffic.

    • JusSayin
      1:53 pm April 6, 2019 Permalink

      Keldon Johnson was pretty good. He would start for almost every team. Don’t let poor tourney games confuse you.

    • BBNDan7
      1:57 pm April 6, 2019 Permalink

      Keldon is a lottery pick and had some great games, and you’re worried Brooks is the same? Gtfo

  5. ScottGreene22
    2:16 pm April 6, 2019 Permalink

    Brooks will be a perfect fit in CALs master plan really hope McDaniels come EAST to UK

  6. todd3940
    2:18 pm April 6, 2019 Permalink

    Keldon was a disappointment. I wish that wasn’t the case but he just was. And whichever GM drafts him may be looking for a job in a couple of years. He’s too soft inside. Can’t play thru contact. And not great on the perimeter.

  7. makeitstop
    2:26 pm April 6, 2019 Permalink

    If u know anything about basketball u would happily take a Keldon Johnson every year. Was he inconsistent at times, and did he get lost at times, yes, but the NBA scouts have him as a lottery or near lottery pick. The fact he wasn’t as complete as u hope notwithstanding, without him, we lose several more games and aren’t in the EE or close. I think he may slip a bit bc I don’t believe he’s really 6’6” as the press guide says and once he gets measured that may cost him a bit, but he’s still a good ball player u would cheerfully sign every year.

    • makeitstop
      2:27 pm April 6, 2019 Permalink

      And if Keion is that good, I’ll take that every day.