5-star forward Keion Brooks commits to Kentucky


Kentucky head coach John Calipari sits back with his mouth open on the bench. UK men’s basketball team lost to Tennessee 71-52 at Thompson Bowling Arena on Saturday, March 2, 2019, in Knoxville, Tennessee. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

UK men’s basketball coach John Calipari has a reputation for being one of the best recruiters of high school talent in the nation. The consistent trend continued for the Cats as 5-star wing player Keion Brooks committed to be a Wildcat starting next season.

He committed on a live stream on CBS Sports.

Brooks will line up with other Wildcat recruits Tyrese Maxey and Dontaie Allen, who was just named Kentucky’s Mr. Basketball.

247Sports ranks Brooks as the No. 23 overall recruit in the class, the No. 6 small forward and the No. 3 player out of Indiana.

The Cats are still pursuing Minnesota-based forward Matthew Hurt to round out their class.