WATCH: Michigan basketball signee Durral Brooks drops 24 points in senior night win

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Michigan Signee Durral Brooks Drops 24 Points In Catholic Central Win Over Wayland

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Grand Rapids (Mich.) Catholic Central Michigan Wolverines basketball signee Durral Brooks went off for 24 points in a 73-34 win over Wayland (Mich.) High Friday night Feb. 23. Brooks was honored on senior day during his final regular-season home game before heading to U-M this summer.

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Brooks and Catholic Central have a first-round bye in the first round of the Division 2 MHSAA tournament. The Cougars are 16-5 and will play the winner of Allendale and Comstock Park Wednesday, Feb. 28.

Brooks, nicknamed ‘Phat Phat,’ committed to Michigan last summer, over offers from Michigan State, Butler, Dayton and others. Here are some key quotes from the time of his pledge:

• Brooks on Michigan: “It’ll be great playing for [Michigan head coach Juwan Howard], especially because he has a lot of energy when he coaches and he’s a people person, just like me. Being around him, it’s not all about basketball with him, either. He likes to do stuff with kids, get out, interact with fans. I think it’ll be good playing for him. I would say it just feels more like family than coaches. We have a great connection and great relationship.”

• Brooks on his top attributes as a player: “I would say defense — when I am talking. But mostly defense, trying to bring energy, trying to get my team involved. I feel like I can still improve. And rebounding, it kind of faded away toward the end of the year, but I can stay on top of that. Rebounding is a good part of my game, too. Coach says all the time that point guards that can rebound will play in college. Rebounding is really important, especially having it in my game.”

• Catholic Central head coach TJ Meerman: “He’s going to have an incredible senior year. He’s been putting the time in. He didn’t shoot a lot of threes this past year, but he increased his three-point percentage by 7 percent — he got it up to a little over 37 percent on the year. Our guys are going to be older, more mature — our young guys, especially. Their bodies are already changing, too, I’m seeing muscle mass put on and extra height. I think it’s going to build toward a great senior year for Phat.”

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