Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Keion Brooks Jr. expected to return to Kentucky for junior season
By ADAM ZAGORIAKeion Brooks Jr. is expected to return to Kentucky for his junior season, head coach John Calipari said Friday on a Zoom call with reporters.
Calipari also said he doesn’t expect to add anyone else to the roster.
Kentucky is losing Isaiah Jackson, B.J. Boston and Olivier Sarr to the NBA Draft, while Davion Mintz’s status is in limbo. Mintz will have until July 7 (10 days after the NBA Draft Combine) to make a final decision as to whether he wishes to remain in the draft or return to Kentucky.
Kentucky added Davidson transfer Kellan Grady, West Virginia transfer Oscar Tshiebwe and Iowa transfer CJ Fredrick while bringing in Class of 2021 prospects TyTy Washington, Daimion Collins and Bryce Hopkins.
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Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.