- Keion Brooks Jr
- Hometown (Last School)
- Fort Wayne, IN (La Lumiere School)
- August 14, 2020
Freshman: 2019-20 Southeastern Conference First-Year Academic Honor Roll member … Played a key reserve role for the Wildcats as a wing and forward … Appeared in all 31 games for the Wildcats during his freshman campaign, including making six starts … Scored 138 points, had 99 rebounds, totaled 13 blocks, posted 11 steals and had six assists … Led the team in steals, rebounds and blocks in two games … Produced five double-figure scoring efforts … Instrumental in helping UK overcome an 18-point deficit in the road win at Florida with a career-high 27 minutes, 10 points, including a career-high two 3-pointers, three rebounds, and a career-high-tying two steals … After coming up with a key defensive rebound, hit the game-clinching free throws in the final seconds vs. Ole Miss … Hauled in a career-high nine rebounds and chipped in with four points in the road win at Tennessee … Posted eight points and five rebounds at home in a win over Georgia … Scored 10 points and pulled in seven boards during the road win at Arkansas … Also was 4 of 4 at the free-throw line in the closing minute to help seal the comeback victory in Fayetteville, Arkansas … Made his first career start and played 25 minutes in the overtime win over Louisville … Had eight points against Utah … Scored 10 points on an efficient 4 of 7 field-goal attempts to go along with four boards at home against Georgia Tech … Poured in a career-high 15 points to couple with five rebounds in 16 minutes against Fairleigh Dickinson … Scored nine points, including connecting on his first career 3-pointer, in the win over FDU … Nearly had a double-double with 11 points and eight rebounds in the win over Eastern Kentucky … Had two rebounds in 15 minutes in his collegiate debut in the win over No. 1/1 Michigan State in Madison Square Garden.
Ranked in the top 35 by the major recruiting services, including 247Sports (No. 14), Rivals (No. 29) and ESPN (No. 35) … 247Sports tabbed him as the fourth-best small forward in the class … Ranked the No. 24 overall player by the Recruiting Services Consensus Index … Consensus five-star prospect … Averaged 20.1 points and 7.5 rebounds per game for La Lumiere School, which appeared in the GEICO High School Nationals … In the semifinals of that tournament, made 9 of 16 shots, including two from long range, and scored a team-high 20 points … La Lumiere produced a 30-1 record and was ranked as the No. 1 team in the country during his senior campaign … USA Today All-USA Boys Basketball Honorable Mention selection … Scored 15 points in the Jordan Brand Classic … Tabbed the Fort Wayne Area Player of the Year … Fort Wayne News Player of the Year … Also reached the state finals in 2015-16.
Born Aug. 7 in Fort Wayne, Indiana … Major is undeclared/exploratory studies in agriculture … Parents are Keion Sr. and Sarita Brooks … Has three brothers, Darrius, Darrion and Karion … Was an honor-roll student … Father played basketball at Wright State … Chose No. 12 because it is the same number his dad wore in high school … Also played football, baseball and soccer as a kid … Favorite activity away from the court is playing NBA2K … Grandparents have been his biggest influence … Most memorable moment as a player was winning a national championship as a fifth grader … Chose Kentucky over Indiana, Michigan State, Kansas and UCLA.