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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.

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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.