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Tuesday / June 28.
  • Kentucky transfer Keion Brooks is headed to Washington

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    By ADAM ZAGORIA

    Kentucky transfer Keion Brooks is headed to Washington.

    The 6-foot-7 junior averaged 10.8 points and 4.4 rebounds this past season and 10.3 points and 6.8 rebounds as a sophomore.

    He had declared for the NBA Draft and said he was “all in” on it before pulling his name out by the June 1 deadline.

    He also entered the Transfer Portal and has been linked to numerous schools, including Iowa, Notre Dame, Arizona and Washington.

    “A guy that I look at that does a lot that I could think I could [compare to] is Mikal Bridges,” he said last month. “He’s very, very, very athletic. I want to say a game against the Pelicans, he scored 31 points on five dribbles [on April 26 in the playoffs]. To do something like that, you gotta know how to play basketball, which is something I pride myself on. High energy, knowing where to be, cutting, getting offensive rebounds, getting the open shot, that type of stuff and you build on that.”

    Brooks originally chose Kentucky over Indiana, Michigan State, North Carolina and Purdue in March of 2019.

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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.