Where will Keion Brooks end up if he pulls his name out of the NBA Draft? On3’s Jamie Shaw is reporting that Arizona, Washington, Iowa, and UCLA could be in the mix for Brooks, who entered the transfer portal last month after three seasons at Kentucky.
Brooks is still going through the NBA draft process and getting workouts with teams. There is not much public information surrounding Brooks if he decides to come back to college. Look for Arizona, Washington, Iowa, and UCLA to be four of the schools involved if Brooks pulls his name out of the draft.Shaw’s Scoop, On3
Brooks will participate in the NBA G-League Elite Camp next Monday and Tuesday in Chicago along with fellow former Cat Kellan Grady. The top performers will be invited to the NBA Draft Combine May 18-22. Earlier this week, Brooks was in Sacramento to work out for the Kings, per several beat writers. He has until June 1 to pull his name out of the draft to retain his college eligibility.
Over three seasons as a Wildcat, Brooks averaged 8.3 points and 4.4 rebounds per game. In 2021-22, he started in 33 of Kentucky’s 34 games, scoring in double figures 17 times. He averaged a career-best 10.8 points and 4.4 rebounds per game while shooting 49.1 percent from the field.
Keion Brooks’ farewell to Kentucky
Brooks didn’t enter the transfer portal until April 29, but his comments following Kentucky’s loss to Saint Peter’s on March 17 certainly felt like a farewell.
“The ending doesn’t change how I look at these guys at all. I love every single one of them,” he said. “And I love the progress and the progression that we made throughout the whole year, how we came together, how we got better as a team, how guys got better individually.”
“I love and enjoy being around the staff, having really good and great times,” he added. “My tenure here has been a little funky and difficult, a little different, but I wouldn’t trade it for anything. Coming here, I’ve learned a lot beyond being a basketball player, but Coach Cal has done a great job of shaping me into a better man, and that being said, I don’t regret anything that I’ve been through as long as I’ve been here.”