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Long-time UK target will receive an in-home visit tomorrow

(Photo: Lopez/Nike)

(Photo: Lopez/Nike)

We haven’t heard about Keion Brooks in weeks, and I’m partially to blame. He hasn’t been included in the Monday Insider Notes for over a month and we haven’t written about him much after Kahlil Whitney and Dontaie Allen committed to the Cats.

It seemed like Brooks was warming up to other schools and the Cats were loaded at the wing position. A mutual split made sense but that’s not the case. Kentucky has always liked Brooks’ game and the Cats still want him as a member of the 2019 class. UK will meet with Brooks tomorrow for an in-home visit.

The visit comes at a good time as the 6-foot-6, 186-pound wing plans on cutting his list to six in the coming days.


I would expect UK to make that cut along with Indiana, UNC, Louisville, Michigan and Michigan State. That’s my guess although I still don’t know if the Cats can do enough to have Brooks end up in Lexington, but you never know. Let’s take all the wings.


Article written by TJ Walker

1 Comment for Long-time UK target will receive an in-home visit tomorrow

  1. NickPapagiorgio
    5:27 pm September 13, 2018 Permalink

    I think we still have room for 1 more wing in next years class – either him or Scottie Lewis. With Keldon and Tyler likely gone after this year and Quickley returning to share the backcourt with Tyrese, it’ll open up an additional spot to share along with Khalil and Dontaie.

    Lewis is super athletic, can score on or off the ball, has mastered a few scoring low post moves, and has a developing mid-range game. The only question is his 3 point shot. He only attempts 2.5pg and makes 0.6pg (24%), but he’s also taking his defender off the dribble and pulls up, which speaks a lot about his athleticism. While I’m sure he’s capable of shooting more 3’s at a higher clip, he’s not going to be your spot up sharpshooter. Just for reference, Tyler Herro attempted 9.7pg and made 3.9pg (40%). One thing I really like about Scottie is the dude just gets buckets – constantly attacking. High school game reminds me of Malik Monk.

    Brooks is your typical 6’7″ small forward. Very long, not super athletic, but knows his body well and uses it to create space while attacking the rim. Him and Khalil Whitney have similar playing styles and shooting 3’s isn’t their specialty either. Brooks attempted 3.7pg and made 1.7pg (46%) with Whitney attempting 4.6pg and making 2.3pg (50%). Stats are mirrored as well when looking at FG attempts, made, and %.

    If it came down to it, I’d go with Scottie just because of his knack for getting to the rim and scoring. He can easily be shifted between the 2-3 spots, so his versatility will round out Dontaie and Khalil well. He could probably even run the point if we needed him to.